A fishing boat heading home for the day traveling with a pod Of Orca during the light from the sunset off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This is a beautiful time to be out on the water as the lighting is incredible and you are surrounded by the stillness of the wilderness and the wildlife.
The fishing boat will slow down considerably as this pod of Orca make their way across the front of their bow and they will be able to get a close look at this family. Fishing boats can be very helpful in the study of Orca by reporting their sightings and if they travel the waters off Northern Vancouver Island regularly, they can easily identify the different pods of Orca.
This pod seems to have more female members than male as when they surface, the shorter dorsal fins belong to that of the female and the larger fins being males. The Orca are identified by their dorsal fins and the whitish colored saddle patch behind their dorsal fin and a pod always travels together.
Sighting a pod of Orca is always exhilarating even if you are out on the waters off Northern Vancouver Island daily. In any boat, whether fishing, whale watching or simply for pleasure, the beauty of a pod of Orca passing by in the pinkish hues from the sunset is always a priceless image.
Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Orcas at sunset
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 400, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.
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