Sunday, July 31, 2011
Here are a few images by Ron Bates, MMRG, from today's encounters with K-pod in the morning and J-pod in the afternoon:)
Here are a few images by Ron Bates, MMRG, from today's wonderful encounters with Resident Orcas. The sightings this season have been incredible!
This evening we had another wonderful evening encounter with the Southern Resident Orcas near Salmon Bank!
As we arrived on scene we could see the Orcas were spread out and a number of them started to Porpoise as they chased the Salmon towards Salmon Bank, it was an amazing example of how the Orcas cooperate to catch Salmon.
We had a nice encounter with J26 "Mike" who is named after renown researcher Michael Bigg. J2 "Granny" was also seen and is looking really good for a 100 year old:)
Another stunning sunset was the finale to another great evening trip!
This morning we headed over to False Bay on San Juan Island where we encountered several members of J, K & some L-pod Orcas!
Our guests were delighted to be able to watch these amazing apex predators in their natural environment, the only place they should be watched:)
We had a nice view of K21 "Cappuccino", and the newest member of K-pod, K44 with his mother K27 "Deadhead"!
On our way home we stopped at the Chain Islands and saw a large number of Harbour Seals, many with young Pups.