The crew of the Ocean Magic II set a course east once past the breakwater. We were headed north to seek out the Transient Orca, that were reported near Active Pass.These apex predators, that prey after marine mammals, especially seals that are plentiful in this area, were found traveling in a tight formation, known as a resting pattern. These were the 6, T37’s along with another family group. It had clouded over, but the conditions were spectacular on the calm water and the scenery picturesque. Our guests enjoyed their afternoon trip with the Prince of Whales, and the education component shared with them by our excellent Biologists Mika, Jen and Naturalist, Claire, on board.
Most of the images on the blog are shot with a 400 mm & 600 mm telephoto lenses. 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.