Saturday, July 11, 2015

June 26th - Killer Whales & Humpbacks!

June 26th – Killer Whales & Humpback Whales today!

Victoria Whale Watching
Resident Killer Whales
Victoria Whale Watching!
Transient Killer Whales
Humpback Whale near Victoria
Humpback Whale

It was a Whale Triple header today as we encountered three different types of whales with Resident Orcas in the morning and a Humpback & Transient Orcas in the afternoon :) In the morning we encountered Resident Killer Whales spread out near Middle Bank foraging and playing as they traveled towards the west side of San Juan Island. We saw some tail slapping and incredible Spyhops this morning and also had a great encounter with J2 “Granny”, the 104 year old Matriarch of Jpod :)
In the afternoon we heard about a Humpback and Transient Orcas west of Victoria so off we headed in that direction. We picked up the Humpback first just near Albert Head and the whale did a few tail flukes as it foraged between Albert Head and William Head. We then headed out further west in search of the Transient Orcas but hit fog west of Race Rocks. However, we heard from a boat that they had picked up the T’s near Pedder Bay so we headed that way. We watched as the T’s made a kill just as we arrived on scene and then moved north towards Albert Head.
So what a wonderful day on the water, Resident Orcas, Transient Orcas and a Humpback:)
To see more images from today click on the link below;

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