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 Scott and his crew of Marine Biologist Mika and Naturalist Mckyla on board, headed the vessel west where we were able to enjoy the scenery. The seas were calm and the sky clear and blue set the tone for this trip. We were off to a report of Killer Whales of the west side of Vancouver Island, up past Sheringham Light House. Here we found all three pods of the southern resident Ocra. J, K and L pods, milling in the calm waters off Point No Point. Capt Scott put us in perfect position to view these majestic Orca as they milled about in three large groups. There was breeching, spyhops, tail lobs and chin slaps. Truely a memorable trip for all on board, even the crew! It was another great wildlife trip with ‘Prince of Whales!
Clint “Orcawizard”, Marie “Orca-Magic”
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.