July 17 – Evening with L-pod and Humpbacks

© Five Star Whale Watching/Andrew Lees. Image — Tail fluke of a Humpback whale from today’s trip.

L-pod and Humpbacks

We had a wonderful evening with fantastic encounters today. We first saw members of L-pod near Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Resident orcas only eat fish. They are very picky even in terms of the type of fish they eat. Chinook salmon makes up majority of their diet and with its ever-so decreasing population size, it is getting harder and harder for the Resident orcas to find food.

Afterwards, we encountered Humpback whales at Constance Bay just off Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Humpbacks are baleen whales, meaning they are filter-feeders. They filter out small schooling fish from the water they engulf.

To view more photos from this trip, click on the following link.

L-pod and Humpbacks

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