We found Orca off the Belle Chains. They slow rolled past the Sea Lion haul out and my anticipation peaked… only to have them keep going with barely a glance in their direction-they were looking pretty content and lazy, moving very slowly…
We followed them out into the Strait where they became quite elusive… then off in the distance BAM!!! Full flying breach out of the water!
We knew they were on something and made our way over. And all that I had hoped came to fruition… they were hunting a big male Steller Sea Lion!!!
This may be my favouite sequence of photos ever… so much water.
Here you can see the Steller Sea Lion that they were hunting right beside T36A1.
Wait… do I see a little bit of pink??? Is that Orca… excited…??? T65B1 ‘Birdsall’ enjoying the hunt! Holy Crap that Orca is Breaching with his boy bits out!!! He must be very happy to be hunting that Sea Lion…
Such amazing power and grace
This story was also told in Episode 23 of the Whale Tales Podcast, listen here.