The Ocean Magic II with our veteran skipper Scott left Victoria and headed east across the Victoria waterfront. We searched the water off Victoria and, on to Hein Bank. Here we observed a Minke Whale, this you whale appeared sleepy as it rose for breaths over and over in a small area. We saw many bait balls with gulls and diving birds working them for all they were worth. Scotty then took us over to Salmon Bank, here we caught up with a Mother Minke and her young calf. They moved threw the water with ease as the feed. This was another spectacular 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.