It certainly was an afternoon to be on the water. The sun was out and the conditions were fine. We observed many forms of marine craft plying the waters. We had a report of Orca way west of Victoria so Capt. Gord and his crew Marine Biologist Mika and Naturalist’s Mckyla and Dan headed the vessel west to Secretary Island. Members of K and J Pod, salmon eating Resident Orca were heading our way south past Beecher Bay to Race Rocks. They put on a great show with many spy hops and breaches, then did some fast porpoising as they raced their way south to Race Rocks. This group of Islands is one of the most picturesque with its light house standing tall on the largest of the island chain. It was truly a magical trip with glimpses of our favorite whales, the Orca.
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.