The 12:15 Ocean Magic II was a real treat. We had Orca right off the waterfront, Capt. Scott put us in perfect position to view these amazing whales. We watched the Killer Whales, members of J Pod, as they made their way east towards Trial Island. Mika or First Mate and Marine Biologist, with Naturalists Liz and Dan answered all the questions and filled our passengers with a great amount of information on these marine apex predators. We then headed over to San Juan island and watched some of J pod and K pod as they foraged for salmon. On our way back we saw breaching, as several Orca came up out of the water. We had such a great afternoon on the water, yet another great 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.