July 22nd - Many pods of orca foraging in the Strait of Georgia

July 22nd was yet another beautiful sunny day in Nanaimo. Whales were found in the Strait of Georgia so our boats headed straight there to have a look. Our guests were in for a treat - at least 4 pods of orcas were hunting together!

 Two members surfacing in the strait! Photo by Jenna Keen.

Two members surfacing in the strait! Photo by Jenna Keen.

 T46D (background) and T46E (foreground) surfacing side by side. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

T46D (background) and T46E (foreground) surfacing side by side. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

The T37B's, T137, T46's, and T122's were all traveling and milling together and our guests were able to see dorsal fins of all different shapes and sizes. Seeing orca in the wild is always special, but these days with multiple pods interacting together open up entirely new conversations and curiosities! 

 Whale soup! So many orcas surfacing at the same time. Notice the large males on the left side with the tall dorsal fins. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Whale soup! So many orcas surfacing at the same time. Notice the large males on the left side with the tall dorsal fins. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

Enjoy some more beautiful photos from the July 22nd tour! We are running daily tours at 10:30am and 3:30pm every day. Book your seat now for a chance to see these incredible whales!

 T46E with the nick in the middle of the dorsal fin surfacing in front of snow capped mountains. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

T46E with the nick in the middle of the dorsal fin surfacing in front of snow capped mountains. Photo by Alanna Vivani.

 T46D (left) and T46 (right) surfacing together. T46D (18 years old, male) is the offspring of T46 (~54 years old). Photo by Alanna Vivani.

T46D (left) and T46 (right) surfacing together. T46D (18 years old, male) is the offspring of T46 (~54 years old). Photo by Alanna Vivani.

 Peek-a-boo! Photo by Jenna Keen.

Peek-a-boo! Photo by Jenna Keen.

 T46D (left) surfacing just in front of another member of the pod. Photo by Jenna Keen.

T46D (left) surfacing just in front of another member of the pod. Photo by Jenna Keen.

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