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culin.nina

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bengelfant

Morning creation morning plan. #broughtonarchipelago #telegraphcove #johnsonstrait

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mopani.pictures

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rolfhickerphotography

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mopani.pictures

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mopani.pictures

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mackaywhalewatching

This morning began with 6 humpbacks in the fog, but we were quickly off on a report of orca! We caught up with the A30s and A25s as they entered Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. We watched science at work as Dr Jared Towers and team worked to deploy a D-Tag on one of the whales. These tags record an incredible of data and provide amazing amounts of insight into research projects. After lunch (and orca 101), we were off to check out even more killer whales - the A34s! It was fantastic... So many dorsal fins! On top of the orca were about 300 Pacific White Sided dolphins; who made life even more exciting out among the fishing fleet. Another busy day in Johnstone Strait! . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia

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neraksivad

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neraksivad

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neraksivad

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lutra_wildlife

Seven days on the water, seven days seeing Killer Whales!... Not to mention the Humpbacks, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Dall's Porpoise, Black Bears, Sea lions, Seals, seabirds, marine invertabrates, and a very charasmatic Sea Otter. The ocean seems to be full of life at the moment.... We hope this means that the animals are getting as well fed as our guests (with more krill than cookies, of course...) . #humpbackwhale #ultimatekillerwhale

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jordangatto

4 years ago I could barely tell you a thing about Orcas. I've always loved animals and marine life but I never imagined something being able to grab me and change my life the way these big dolphins have. I now have a career that revolves around them, hobbies linked to them, and tattoos of them. I take every possible opportunity to educate people about how incredible they are but also the challenges they're facing and how close we are to losing so many of them. The fact that I get to spend almost every day with them, get to know them, and watch some grow up more and more every year just blows my mind! Orcas are seriously the best!!! ❤ . . #Orca #KillerWhale #Blackfish #Cetacean #Whale #Dolphin #Whalegram #WhaleTales #NRKW #ResidentOrca #SwimFree #WestCoast #VancouverIsland #ShareTheCoast #TurningTheTide #WildSalmon #BluePlanet #Animals #WildLife #MarineLife #OceanLife #Conservation #Nature #PNW #Vancouver #SalishSea #BroughtonArchipelago #Canada #BC #SaveTheWhales

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thehowlingmen

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rolfhickerphototours

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mackaywhalewatching

Another great day out there on the big ocean! We began in fog, but soon broke into stunning sunshine. We hung out with the A42s and several humpback whales today, including Merge! We also spotted lots of little Dalls porpoises and several northern sea lions. . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #stellersealion #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia

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davemitchellimages

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jordangatto

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rolfhickerphotography

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malkeee

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mackaywhalewatching

Today brought us out to Queen Charlotte's Strait, checking out humpbacks in the morning! We started off with Argonaut, one of our frequently spotted guys. Then Captain Bill took us out in search of orca... And there they were! The A24s were our first group, quickly followed by the A23s. We saw the A42s, and probably the A34s out there too! Piles of dorsal fins. The I4s and A30s are in our area, but we didn't spot them today. We moved on to Pacific White Sided dolphin this afternoon (a group of roughly 200), and they were awesome to watch before heading down for more humpbacks! Our total was 6, including Hunter in the afternoon. We rounded out the day with eagles, a Steller (northern) sea lion, and TONS of little harbour seals! They were beautiful; their speckled coats drying in the afternoon sun. A wonderful way to spend the day. :) . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalegram #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #stellersealion #harbourseal #pacificwhitesideddolphin #dolphins #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia

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counterculturenerd

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jordangatto

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mackaywhalewatching

What a jam packed day! We started off with the A34s easting down Johnstone Strait. They were in a tight bunch and grouped up beautifully for family portraits. Then off we went to find the A23s, who were headed west toward Cracroft Point. They were full of tall lobs! After lunch we were right into transient killer whales, or Biggs. They were a group of 6. Right away we hung out with 4 humpback whales, who were feeding and traveling. We were suddenly traveling with some Pacific White Sided dolphin; and among them? The A24s! Piles of orca out there today! . . .All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #stellersealion #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia

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selkiesseaglass

I never get tired of this view. Nice to be back 🌅 #bccoast #broughtonarchipelago #greatbearrainforest

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counterculturenerd

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bruceleventhal

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mackaywhalewatching

Wandering out to the west always brings us magic. Captain Bill once again found us so much marine life out there on the big ocean! Sea lions, sea otters, so many humpback whales that we didn't know where to turn... And during lunch? A report of orca! We were off like a great big yellow streak. It turned out to be the A23s, possibly A34s, and many others! They were VERY hard to ID, due to being spread out and foraging! But wow... What a crazy forest of dorsal fins out there. What a day... Can't wait for tomorrow. . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #stellersealion #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia #spyhop #taillobbing

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brittagretz

Lucky to "summer" #northvancouverisland ☀️thank you @carlajmuller for taking us out #broughtonarchipelago

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counterculturenerd

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no.madjones

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culin.nina

One of the best things about the North End of Vancouver Island is how easy it is to find your own little isolated piece of paradise. The dogs and I literally hung out here for hours and not a soul disturbed us. . . This was on the backside of Alert Bay right at the mouth of the Dozer Trail. For this spot you have to be quick though because the sun doesn't last long. But here is also the best place to spot sea lions and whales 🌊✨ . . . #northisland #vancouverisland #alertbay #sointula #portalice #portmcneill #travelbc #hellobc #beachbum #gotakeahike #getoutside #goexplore #agameoftones #canoncanada #unlimitedcanada #vancouvertrails #dozertrail #summertime #johnstonestrait #broughtonarchipelago #westcoast #pnw #PacificNorthWest #explorepnw #livepnw #Canada #ilovecanada

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spiritofthewestadventures

Another awesome partner we work with: Paddler's Inn. Our Johnstone Strait Expedition trips simply wouldn't be the same without you! . . . . . #BroughtonArchipelago #BestHosts #GetOutside #ExploreBC #SpiritoftheWestAdventures

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rolfhickerphotography

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stevenk2110

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counterculturenerd

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counterculturenerd

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mattwhelan1979

A pretty pair of harlequin ducks in the morning mists of the Broughton Archipelago. #harlequinducks #birdlife #birding #broughtonarchipelago #mapleleafadventures #beautifulbritishcolumbia #wildlife #mistymorning #oceanlife #marinebirds

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lostinflirtation

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neraksivad

The colour of the water up here is gorgeous in Little Nimmo Bay #broughtonarchipelago #gonefishing #beautifulbc #explorebc #bbrookcrew

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neraksivad

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rolfhickerphototours

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rolfhickerphotography

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culin.nina

I love getting out and exploring! 💖 This was taken while adventuring on the skiff through the Pearse Islands in Johnstone Strait BC. ✨ . .I love the islands around the Broughton Archipelago because they create these beautiful flat calm anchorages, and surprisingly clear water that you can see quite deep in😍 . . . #broughtonarchipelago #westcoast #pearseislands #PacificNorthWest #pnw #explorepnw #summertime #pnwsummer #onthewater #boating #skiff #boattime #explorecanada #ig_canada #snapshot_canada #tourcanada #ourcanada #perfectlandscape #perfectdestination #wildcanada #forest #wilderness #rugged #hellobc #ilovecanada

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mopani.pictures

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toursnorthisland

Lots of eagles to see while looking for Orcas and Humback Whales. This is still a young one of the Bald Eagles, just about to get the completely white head, flying low. #beautifulbc #eagle #whalewatching #vancouverisland #nature #wild #broughtonarchipelago

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counterculturenerd

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alpinedesignstudio

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques Cousteau

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rolfhickerphototours

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mopani.pictures

⛺️🏝🐋 Our home for the next night: White Cliff Island, Broughton Archipelago. One of the most beautiful places at the world. Unbelievable! You can see and hear humpback whales close to this island al the time. 🐋💦. ::::: 🦋✨ #mopanipictures #travelspecial ➡️ See also 2/3 and 3/3 - it‘s a #panorama . . . . . #broughtonarchipelago #explorebc #getoutside #kayaking #kayaktour #sunsets #pacificocean #oceanlife #vancouverisland #kayak #outdoor #oceanliving #canada #killerwhale #whalewatching #orca #natgeo #nature #naturephotography #humpbacks #whales #vancouverislandguide #nationalgeographic #explorevancouverisland #kajak #nature #adventure

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mopani.pictures

🙋🏻🌸⛺️ Me at White Cliff Island, Broughton Archipelago. Our home for the next night. One of the most beautiful places at the world. Unbelievable! You can see and hear humpback whales close to this island al the time.⛺️🏝🐋 . ::::: 🦋✨ #mopanipictures #travelspecial ➡️ See also 1/3 and 3/3 - it‘s a #pano . . . . . #kayaking #paddeln #explore #broughtonarchipelago #explorebc #getoutside #kayaking #kayaktour #onthewater #pacificocean #oceanlife #vancouverisland #kayak #ocean #oceanliving #canada #killerwhale #whalewatching #orca #natgeo #nature #naturephotography #humpbacks #outdoor #paddling #kajaking #travel

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mopani.pictures

⛺️🏝🐋 Our home for the next night: White Cliff Island, Broughton Archipelago. One of the most beautiful places at the world. Unbelievable! You can see and hear humpback whales close to this island al the time. 🐋💦 ::::: 🦋✨ #mopanipictures #travelspecial ➡️ See also 1/3 and 2/3 - it‘s a #panorama . . . . . #broughtonarchipelago #explorebc #getoutside #kayaking #kayaktour #sunsets #pacificocean #oceanlife #vancouverisland #kayak #outdoor #oceanliving #canada #killerwhale #whalewatching #orca #natgeo #nature #naturephotography #humpbacks #whales #vancouverislandguide #nationalgeographic #explorevancouverisland #kajak #nature #adventure

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mackaywhalewatching

A jam packed day full of tons of wildlife and amazing guests! We watched feeding eagles; the A42s and A34s, and at least 9 humpback whales. It was crazy out there! The orca were spread out and foraging (but the babies had time for breaches and play!), and the humpbacks were lunge feeding too. Our sightings for humpbacks included Ripple, her calf Obsidian, and Claw. There were tons of common murres, rhinoceros auklets, and harbour seals out there to see too. . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia

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scottturner17

Great week in telegraph cove with friends and family. Pretty hard to beat catching salmon watching the orcas, humpbacks,dolphins,eagles all while boating and checking out the scenery. #hookandseacharters #explorebc #telegraphcove #broughtonarchipelago

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counterculturenerd

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neraksivad

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jordangatto

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islandmomma34

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counterculturenerd

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mackaywhalewatching

Today was another lovely day full of blue skies and calm seas. We hung out with the A34s this morning, and watched them as they foraged. They were spread out across Johnstone Strait, but stopped to fish at Cracroft Point. We were off to check out 5 humpbacks after lunch; including Stitch! Some quick Dall's porpoise and beautiful bald eagles rounded out the afternoon. . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #stellersealion #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia

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lesamollinga

Friday bicycle tourists

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denamorro

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neraksivad

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neraksivad

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toursnorthisland

Those orcas sure had fun yesterday! Very playful with lots of action. Want to see more? Join us today at one pm in Port McNeill! All pictures zoomed and cropped. #orcas #whales #dolphins #whalewatching #killerwhale #broughtonarchipelago #nature #wild #vancouverisland #westcoast #beautifulbc #explorebc #blackfish #nature

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jordangatto

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mackaywhalewatching

We started our morning checking out bald eagles (plus the fledged young one), Steller sea lions, and 6 humpbacks. They included Claw (our first sighting for her this year!), Hook, Stitch, and Hunter! Interspersed with the humpback whales were the A34s, a northern resident (in shore fish eating) group of orca. We watched as they fished, spy hopped, tail lobbed, and breached! They even were jumped on by some Pacific White Sided dolphin. Everyone was able to check out the trollers and seine boats fishing during lunch, and Captain Bill gave an awesome Orca 101 to our guests. Another super busy day out here on the big ocean. :) . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #stellersealion #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia

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fhammerquist

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jordangatto

➡️Video // I pride myself on my respectful whale watching practices. I do see them frequently on the water from my kayak and try my best to maintain a 200m distance from Orcas. There are some cases of Orcas approaching me to within 100m or being unable to move completely out of their way due to ocean conditions or traffic, but it is never the goal to have an Orca under or beside your kayak. I'm fortunate enough to be working off possibly the best beach in the world for viewing Orca from the shore line, seeing them multiple times a day and often just a few meters from me. I've had my morning coffee watching them and even enjoy meals side by side with them. Watching from the shore line can be just as incredible as from a kayak and you don't risk disturbing the Orcas as they pass in a resting line or giving up the chase on a salmon they're trying to catch close in to shore. I have many clients who have told me they enjoyed the experience of seeing them from the shore more than they did on the kayak. Some rules to follow when watching Orcas from a boat are, Keep a 200m distance Do not put your boat between Orcas and the shoreline, stay on the offshore side of them if possible If a close encounter is expected, get kayakers to raft up to minimize how much of an obstacle you are for the Orcas Do not leave a beach/dock and paddle out in front of Orcas when you notice they are in the area #Orca #KillerWhale #Blackfish #Dolphin #Whale #Cetacean #ResidentOrca #NRKW #WhaleWise #SwimFree #WestCoast #VancouverIsland #ShareTheCoast #BroughtonArchipelago #HelloBC #DiscoverVI #PNW #BC #BCisBeautiful #JohnstoneStrait #Wild #EcoTourism #KayakLife #Kayak #WhaleWatching #Tourism #Outdoors #AntiCap #Photography #BucketList

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toursnorthisland

Amazing tour yesterday! There are still some places left on the zodiac for today. Join us at 1pm, just book online at www.northislandtours.ca or give us a call: 0012509490265! All pictures zoomed and cropped. #humpbackwhale #whales #orca #blackfish #broughtonarchipelago #beautifulbc #explorebc #portmcneill #stellersealion #blueheron #vancouverisland #vancouverislandnorth #vancouvernorthislandtourism #nature #wild

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rolfhickerphotography

Ohhhh, I’m soooo tired. Steller sea lion resting on a rock in heavy fog near the Broughton Archipelago, Great Bear Rainforest, First Nations Territory, British Columbia, Canada. #sealion #instaanimals #marinelife #broughtonarchipelago #greatbearrainforest #explorecanada #explorebc #wildlife #animalkingdom #britishcolumbia #vancouverislandbc #viphototours #customtours #naturelover @rolfhickerphototours @rolfhickerphotography @theartistspoint

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mopani.pictures

Just arrived at @paddlersinn. The perfect Location to Start a kayak trip in the wilderness of went through Broughton Archipelago and the Johnston Strait. Thanks to Bruce and his wife for this awesome stay and hospitality in the middle of paradise. ::::: 🦋✨ #mopanipictures #travelspecial ➡️ See also 2/3 and 3/3 - it‘s a #triptych . . . . . #paddlersinn #broughtonarchipelago #explorebc #northisland #supernaturalbc #findyourelement #getoutside #kayaking #bcviews #bcisbeautiful #kayaktour #sunsets #tofino #pacificocean #oceanlife #vancouverisland #kayaklodge #ocean #oceanliving #canada #westcoast #britishcolumbia #dailyspecials #explorebc #blackfish #killerwhale #whalewatching

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culin.nina

It's hard to compare this beautiful paradise, a place I once called home, to a city setting that I'm currently calling home. To some the wilderness is a scary place, but to me it's a sanctuary and will always be my comfort zone ♥️🌲 . . .no I didn't mean for this to rhyme 🙄🤗 . . . #broughtonarchipelago #westcoast #pearseislands #pearse #johnstonestrait #robsonbight #unlimitedcanada #explorecanada #ig_canada #snapshot_canada #tourcanada #enjoycanada #beauitfulbritishcolumbia #beautifulbc #landscape_hunter #PacificNorthWest #pnw #travelcanada #folkscenery #unlimitedcanada #hellocanada #gotakeahike #getoutside #goexplore #agameoftones #canoncanada

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mackaywhalewatching

What a day... Full of those moments that take your breath away! We had a great visit with the A42s in the morning as they travelled west up the Vancouver Island shoreline. Misty views and chances to watch fishing boats in action; and the orca on top of it all! We checked out Steller sea lions and the fishing A30s after lunch, before moving on to humpback whales this afternoon! We saw Stitch, Hunter, and welcomed Hook back to our neighbourhood! We haven't documented Hook yet this year, so it was an exciting day for identification. To top it all off; we watched a humpback tail lob repeatedly! Under blue skies and with gorgeous calm seas, it just doesn't get any better. . . . All photos taken with a telephoto lens and cropped for spacing; taken from 200+ m from all wildlife. Relevant photos are submitted for data and research purposes. . . . #mackaywhalewatching #humpbacks #whales #whalewatching #killerwhale #orca #blackfish #northernresidents #stellersealion #broughtonarchipelago #wild #nature #naturephotography #thisisportmcneill #explorenorthisland #explorebc #beautifulBC #vancouverislandnorth #vancouverislandguide #westcoast #northisland #natgeo #natgeowild #nationalgeographic #britishcolumbia #explorevancouverisland #wildlifephotography

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rcislandgirl

Kayaking the Broughton Archipelago this past week has been nothing short of incredible. Paddling through such a pristine part of the world with Humpback whales, Orcas, Dolphins, Porpoises, Stellar sea lions, among other wildlife makes me realize how fortunate I am to live in a place where these experiences are still possible. #kayakcamping #oceanpaddler #broughtonarchipelago #beautifulbc #happybirthdaymikefarley

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rolfhickerphototours

I always try to include the natural habitat in my wildlife photographs. In this case it was easy when the orcas were resting along the BC Coastal Mountains. A family pod of northern resident killer whales resting in Queen Charlotte Strait near the Brought Archipelago, First Nations Territory, British Columbia, Canada.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #killerwhales#orcawhale#blackfish#orcafamily#greatbearrainforest#broughtonarchipelago#restingday#whalewatching#whalewatchingtour#orcinusorca#explorebc#ecotours#phototour#natgeo#vancouverislandbc#vancouverislandphotographer#vancouverislandtours#wildlifephotos#jaw_dropping_shot#destinationphotographer#vancouverislandnorth#explorevancouverisland#canada_photolovers#instaanimals#instawhale#destinationbc#tourismvancouverisland ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #viphototours

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culin.nina

This is one of my favorite features in Alert Bay 💜✨ despite being terrified of sunken ships its in so many childhood memories 🌟 . . Also that's not a sea bird you hear, it's my mom making crow noises 🐦🌊 . . #alertbaybc #alertbay #pacificnorthwest #pnw #explorebc #broughtonarchipelago #johnstonestrait #sunken #sunkenship #divers #diversparadise #beautifulbc #landscape_hunter #landscape_lovers #landscapephotography #oceanconservation #onthewater #onthewatermagazine #optoutside #goexplore #sand #worldwonder #worldclass #snapshot_canada #unlimitedcanada #wildcanada #coastalbc #islandlife #islandstyle

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rolfhickerphotography

⠀ Humpback whale (Megaptera novaengliae) lunge feeding in the Broughton Archipelago, First Nations Territory, British Columbia, Canada.⠀ ------------⠀ ⠀ #humpbackwhale#humpbackwhales#whalewatchingtour#baleenwhale#lungefeeding#whalewatching ⠀ ⠀ #whaleseason#whaletail#whalesinthewild#whalefluke#explorebc#phototours#ecotours#broughtonarchipelago#humpbackwhale#humpbackwhales#viphototours#vancouverislandbc#vancouverislandphotographer#greatbearrainforest #wildlifewatching#whalelover#wildlifephotos#britishcolumbia#animalkindom#natureshotz#firstnationsterritory#marvelouz_animals#animalelite#featured_wildlife ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ @rolfhickerphototours⠀⠀ @rolfhickerphotography⠀⠀ @theartistspoint

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