Saturday’s late afternoon wildlife trip at 4.30pm, took us east once out of the harbour, and across Haro Strait to meet up with many members of the Southern Resident Community of Orca near San Juan Island. Individuals of K, L and J Pod were evident even though they was well spread out, far off shore. Everywhere we looked Orca were present. Under blue skies we were able to capture some memorable moments with majestic Mt. Baker looming on the horizon making for a spectacular backdrop. With no wind apparent, plenty of whales, and flat calm seas all around, one couldn’t ask for anything better. These conditions are ideal for summer viewing and made for a superb and memorable time. Capt Gord, and our crew, Mika and Dan provided our guests with an interesting and informative trip. Just another great outing on the west coast 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.