Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) visit the food rich Johnston Strait between British Columbia and Vancouver Island in the summer and autumn. Humpbacks have returned in increasing numbers over the last few seasons and can be reliably seen feeding and interacting near Telegraph Cove and Port McNeill.

These images were taken while on a 5 day whale watch trip with Orcella Expeditions owned by Jim and Mary Borrowman. Jim Borrowman is internationally acknowledged as an expert on the whales and other marine mammals around Vancouver Island BC. Without Jim’s unrivalled knowledge and skill these images would not have been possible.