A beautiful viewing of Resident Orcas: A30s, I11s, I15s and Humpback Whales!

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Today’s Sightings: Northern Resident Orcas, Humpback Whales, Dall’s Porpoises, Harbour Seals, Steller Sea Lions, Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets, Red-Necked Phalaropes, Common Murres, Bald Eagles, Sooty Shearwaters and Gulls.

How good it was to see orcas today and there were many to see! I11s,115s, A30s and possibly more, including G2s. At the time of our viewing they were all spread out over a wide area and travelled west in George Passage, passing the Foster Islands and angling over towards Lizard Point before turning back to the east. We enjoyed very good viewing of I4 with her son I76 and I12 with her offspring I47,I78,I138 and probably I105 ( but not identified because of the wide spread). While observing the orcas we also listened to their beautiful A & G-Clan vocalizations.

Our Humpback Whale encounters were very exciting, we saw eight whales including Freckles who was foraging back and forth nearby. Breaching and lunge feeding activity we also saw at a distance.

How incredible was our day, the scenic beauty and changing colours in our surroundings were made even more beautiful in the aftermath of the falling rain.

Photo credits: Muriel Halle. All photos have been taken with a telephoto lens and have been cropped.

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