Killer whales pass under the boat

Orca passing

As I have stated many time in this blog one of the most effective whale watching techniques is to do nothing.  Drifting while eating the picnic lunch we are often visited by humpback whales, steller sea lions, and harbour seals.  The orca (killer whale) is by nature curious and a stationery boat off to one side of a traveling pod is frequently a thing of interest. This photo demonstrates this philosophy as an orca passes beneath the boat and then returns to join its pod.