Sunday, July 08, 2012

Transient Orca in the morning! June 29th, 2012

Here are a few images from this mornings rare encounter with a lone female Transient Orca near Victoria.

Usually Orcas travel in pods that number anywhere from 2 to over 40 members, and it is pretty rare to see a female traveling alone. However, with her proximity to Victoria it meant we had a wonderful time following her as she moved from the Chain Islets to Trial Island and then out towards Race Rocks in search of her favorite food, Harbor Seals.

As if one rare even was not enough for one trip, we also got to see 4 Brown Pelican's flying past Victoria waterfront:)

Before heading home we also showed our passengers a large number of Harbor Seals and even a number of Harbor Porpoise, both main prey items for Transient Orcas.

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