Often we say that finding a whale in the Strait of Georgia is like finding a needle in a haystack. It can happen but it’s pretty rare and so as we’re crossing the strait I usually keep my eyes on my passengers and use that time to get to know each other, rather than keeping a lookout on the water.
Thankfully today one of my passengers had eagle eyes though because she found Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales out of NOWHERE! It was exactly like they’d appeared out of thin air and there were SO many of them.
They were heading north very quickly but we were able to keep our distance and still keep up.
They definitely had somewhere to be and they were all heading there together. At one point it did look like they’d caught a seal but there was no muss or fuss about the hunt and it was gone before we really knew what was happening. We could ID the T2Cs, T34s, and T37s but after looking at my 500+ pictures it’s still hard to tell if each member of each group was there or what they were doing other than just travelling really fast!