It certainly was a great day for an adventure. The sun was out and the winds light as our Skipper Scotty slipped the Ocean Magic from Victoria’s inner harbour. He headed us east to Kellett Bluff to find members of the southern resident community of Orca. We worked our way through the fog and out the other side into the sunlight. The whales were heading south along the shoreline, spread out and feeding. We also saw a whale research vessel that was working close along side the whales as they headed along the shoreline. We observed these apex predators chasing salmon down, fluke slapping and spy hops. Mika our onboard Marine Biologist, and Brandon our Naturalist answered all the questions and passed on a wealth of information about these apex predators. Our guests were treated to yet another great marine wildlife adventure with Prince Of Whales!
Most of the images on the blog are shot with a 400 mm telephoto lens. Because of our restrictions around wildlife (100+ meters), we use powerful lenses to better share orca activity that passengers see on their trips. Keep in mind this also heavily compresses space between objects. We also crop images for best blog viewing.