It doesn’t matter which way we travel, we will always find some of the great west coast wildlife that frequents this area. The 12:15 Ocean Magic II with Capt. Gord and Naturalist Dan on board, headed the vessel southwest where we found a pair of Humpbacks. As we watched these two gentle giants, we spotted two other pairs of Humpback Whales.. We watched these groups as they rose from the deep and showed their massive tails as they dove. We then headed to race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Here we observed Stellar Sea Lions, California Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Elephant Seals and a variety of marine birds. 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.