Our Skipper Scotty slipped the Ocean Magic II out of Victoria’s inner harbour and out into the sunshine of the Strait Of Juan De Fuca. We headed west past race rocks and up to Beecher Bay. Here we were put in excellent position to view L Pod. This large pod of Killer Whales were headed south towards Race Rocks. They were all spread out and could be seen close to shore and far back towards Sooke. Our passengers viewed these great animals breeching, spy hopping and even some mating behavior. This was a great trip, with amazing sightings. Truly another super 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.