04-07-2014: Today was all about the Orcas

Monterey Bay Killer Whales

This friendly pod of about 6-7 orcas were just hanging around, circling. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com, 04-07-2014.

And now for something completely different. It’s been a while since we’ve had nice orca encounter. Over the last couple of months we’ve mainly been seeing one or two, maybe a few orcas. But today we had two different pods. While we watching this friendly group, another 3-4 orcas came blasting through the area at 8-10 knots.

Here is a link to some of the video we shot:

http://youtu.be/O-ccF93JSKk

Monterey Bay Killer Whales

This calf kept doing these high tail lobs. It also did a spy hop or two. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com

We tried to keep up with them but they just kept heading in toward Moss Landing. And we weren’t ready to go in yet. So we let them go and went back to friendly pod.

Monterey Bay Killer Whales

This pod of killer whales kept circling the boat. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com, 04-07-2014

We pretty well stayed with this group for the entire trip. They were quite entertaining and were not moving. So it was easy watching all the way around.

Monterey Bay Killer Whales

I believe this was on of the males from the 3-4 killer whales that we saw come blasting through from the West as they made their way toward Moss Landing. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com, 04-07-2014.

Monterey Bay Killer Whales

Here are two more on the hunt. Photo: Michael Sack, www.sanctuarycruises.com, 04-07-2013

 

About Michael Sack

Boat Captain, Monterey Bay marine life naturalist and guide. Photographer and Videographer.
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