These photos are not as good as my guests as I was using a small Pentax Opti 6.0 megapixels and running the boat – that is my excuse. But I remember the day in Johnstone Strait off the shore of Vancouver Island we came upon an adult orca that seemed to be teaching a younger orca about breaching. The adult would breach and in less than a minute the younger would do the same. As you can see there were no other boats in the area and this behaviour continued for fifteen or twenty minutes must have been more than a dozen sets of breaching. As a guide we experience many interesting every summer but this ranks in the top ten for me.
Whale watching – Florence and Ray 6
As mentioned in yesterday’s post it was an active day for the humpback whales. Our lunch break is often in the area of Bold Head where we set up a table in the boat and drift with the tide and the whales. With the motor turned off and no noise but the water lapping against the boat we often have visitors. On this whale watching tour we had a humpback whales lunge feed directly behind the boat. As you can see humpback whales are baleen feeders straining water through their baleen. Note also the white of the pectoral fin extending beneath the back of the boat. The whales know our exact position but as our motor is turned off we are not a threat rather like a drifting log.Visit our Blog