A dreamy, fin-filled day
Transient Killer Whales. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

It was a magical morning for both our Marauder IV and the Zodiac on the Salish Sea. There was a layer of fog setting a mysterious atmosphere, suitable for the Pacific Northwest, but soon enough it cleared. As we started to approach  Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, we encountered a pod of Transient Killer Whales traveling together.

Transient Killer Whales
Numerous Fins of Transient Killer Whales. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped

The calm and glassy water provided us with wonderful views of the numerous animals. We bobbed along side the Orcas and watched them peacefully. We saw numerous Whales and Fins- a really lovely display of the entire pod, it was special to see them altogether.

Transient Killer Whales
Transient Killer Whales swimming side by side. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped

After spending a while enjoying these dreamy moments, we headed off the Race Rocks. We found (and heard) Sea Lions and Seals sleeping and relaxing on the rocks, soaking up the sun and filling up on vitamin D.

Steller Sea Lions
Steller Sea Lions. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

Just before making our journey back home, we discovered an otter gliding smoothly through the water on its way to the shore.

Otter
Otter gliding through the water. Photo by Captain Yves, image taken with zoom lens and heavily cropped.
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