Killer Whale Surge in the Bremer Canyon

Joining the Pod we were part of the Killer Whale surge this morning as Queen and her family took off at full speed towards the rest of their pod who had just made a fresh kill of squid and the energy levels were high! Surging to the south we were surrounded by porpoising Orca as they charged towards a cloud of birds and exhalations just up ahead where the kill had been made. Queen raced in and took hold of the main meal, sharing it around with her family members and we watched on in amazement to observe wild Orca feeding under our feet, what a privilege. The calves including Stormy were loving every minute of the feast and her older sibling took a large chunk of squid and carried it around while Stormy tried to take it from his mouth. The Albatross and Shearwaters were running to get out of the way as these playful young Orca enjoyed their meal. Queen continued to show off her meal to us as she approached our bow and we could see the bright white/red flesh of delicious Bremer Canyon squid being devoured by each of the family members. Killer Whale surge is something powerful to witness and the end result for these Orca was a filling meal, after the last two days of this family pod working hard and covering a lot of ground (40+ nautical mile) it was wonderful to watch them go into a resting mode as everyone was content and ready for an afternoon siesta, a peacefulness in the canyon had arrived.

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