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It was a blissful afternoon as we departed Victoria harbour. North of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve we came across two Humpbacks; a mum and a calf. The mum was identified as Zephyr, a local in the Salish Sea, and the young juvenile was rather spirited. It showed its endearing naivety by coming curiously up to the boat.

Mom and Calf humpbacks
Mom and calf humpback whales. Photo taken by Captain Yves with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

We turned the engines off and watched it play and feed in the Bull Kelp, it even poked its wee head out of the water! Soon mummy Zephyr was over to seemingly bring her playful calf to heel.

Humpback Whale Head
Humpback whale at the surface. Photo taken by Captain Yves with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

We carried on our adventure and soon found two more, adult, Humpback whales feeding and deep diving.

Nursing Harbour Seal Pup
Harbour seal pup nursing. Photo taken by Captain Yves with zoom lens and heavily cropped.

Finally Race Rocks provided lounging Harbour Seals and Steller Sea Lions, topped off with a River Otter back in Victoria harbour. Another magical showcase of the residents of the Pacific Northwest.

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