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Morning Tour

On our morning tour we found a lone Humpback whale to the south of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. This specific whale was behaving a little elusively so we decided to leave it be and carry on our search for more wildlife.

Humpback Whale
A Humpback Whale. Photo taken by Naturalist Gord with a zoom lens and heavily cropped.

We were lucky enough to find another Humpback on our search. This one moving really fast, a Humpback whale’s top speed is approximately 26km/h! Captain Ian did the best whale tracking of his life to keep up with it.
A great example of how independently minded these wild animals are and how we are really the guests in their home.

Afternoon Tour

Transient Killer Whales were out in abundance in the afternoon, approximately 6 or 7 matrilines were congregated all I one area. It was certainly the most we have seen all season at the one time. We found them all hanging out south of Constance Bank, a big killer whale get together. The family pods were made up of 3 to 10 individuals each accumulating in over 30 whales! Simply amazing!

A Transient Killer Whale Pod
Photo taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens and heavily cropped

As if that wasn’t enough we had perfect viewing conditions, flat calm and beautiful sunshine!

Red Necked Pahalarope
A Red Necked Pahalarope enjoying the flat-calm conditions. Photo taken by Captain Yves with a zoom lens and heavily cropped.
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