A pod of orca (killer whales) passes close on one of the lodge’s whale watching tours. One big plus of viewing the marine “wildlife” in our viewing area is the absence of many other boats. The southern resident orca near Victoria on Vancouver Island has thirty-one different companies each with several boats observing them on a daily basis. In our area, on a busy day, there may by nine boats in the area and not all watching the whales at the same time. This picture shows two boats in the background but if you take time to check other picture in the blog you will not find many with boats in the background. In fact I get more complaints about the lack of other boats to provide a perspective for photos than I do about the presence of boats.
This summer there were some warm days on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. This photo was taken on the first of September from the viewing stands. After August 24th Grizzly Bear Lodge’s grizzly watching tours are permitted to use the viewing stands on the Glendale River, this is an hour and fifteen-minute boat ride from the lodge. This grizzly bear was on the natural riverside of the stands just enjoying the cooler river water. It spent about ten minutes just sitting and letting the cool water flow past before it resumed fishing for the “pink” salmon.Visit our Blog