September 3rd - Camera Shy Humpbacks and a 3 generation pod of orcas!
Today we had a great time with 3 beautiful humpbacks, one of which was a little camera shy, and a 3 generation pod of orcas!
We found Phi, Strike and a mystery humpback feeding in the Strait of Georgia in the morning. This group was being quiet active, doing lots of quick deep dives and flaking a bunch, except for one very camera shy humpback who never showed off their beautiful tail. We were only able to ID Strike and Phi.
Humpbacks don’t appear to have any concept of personal space, as they are often right onto of each other.
We stopped by the weather buoy at Halibut Banks to watch some Steller Sea Lions. This young male (the large brown one in both pictures) had come down a bit early from the Rookeries in the North side of Vancouver Island. He was causing some trouble with the females who’ve been hanging out on this buoy all summer, they didn’t seem to impressed with him showing up, and it was quite a crowded spot this afternoon.