If a photo is worth a 1,000 words, will these 14 photos be worth 14,000?
Will they do more than “capture” a moment in the life of our marine neighbours?
Will they communicate the emotion felt when I pushed the shutter button: the overwhelming awe; the relief of humility, feeling smaller and more insignificant when witnessing the wild; and the gratitude and motivation at having second chances with these ambassadors of our life-sustaining seas?
I add them to the 100s of other photos shared in the hopes that, somehow, they relay what I cannot find the words to adequately express.
Into the world they go – to you.
These 14 photos were taken in less than 24 hours in one small area of the cold current-fed waters around NE Vancouver Island while I was aboard with Maple Leaf Adventures.
First three photos: Humpback Whale “Inukshuk” (BCZ0339) exploding out of the misty water. He was acrobatic for over 15 minutes. Threatened population.
Female mature Bald Eagle near nest in lichen-draped Cedars.
“Sonora” (A42) chasing salmon with her 4 offspring. “Northern Resident” Killer Whales are a Threatened population.
Pacific White-Sided Dolphins in mirror-calm seas this morning, socializing in a group of around 300 individuals.