It doesn’t matter which way we travel, we will always find some of the great west coast wildlife that frequents this area. The 9:00 am Ocean Magic with Capt. Gord and his crew of Marine Biologist Mika and Naturalist Dan on board, headed the vessel south and east where we were able to enjoy the scenery. Calm waters and a clear sky full of billowy clouds set the tone for this trip. We headed west to race Rocks Ecological reserve. With race rocks covered in fog Here we observed Stellar Sea Lions, California Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Elephant Seals and a variety of marine birds. We then carried our search south and east and soon we found a Humpback Whale, two to three breaths at the surface and then down for a deep dive. We watched this animal as it would show its huge tail on its deep dives. It was another great wildlife trip 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.