These Orcas were just lazing around in Discovery Passage.
I couldn't help myself. I was fussing with this blog to try to get the videos to work better, but that was a distraction from what I should be doing, which is invoicing my carpentry projects. So these whales are an extra distraction. I grabbed my neighbour ,Stan, who I knew would love this,
These photos make it look like we were very close , so I have to say that the telephoto lens and then cropping the photo does wonders. I don't want people thinking I can take my boat as close as this looks.
Everyone would like to get close , but that is a no-no. The whales need their space. Especially in these modern times when so many people come out to see them. The technology of cameras is kind of a good and bad thing. Good that you can get a shot without bothering the animals, and bad if seeing some photos raises people's expectations unrealistically. http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/species-especes/mammals-mammiferes/view-observer-eng.html