Summer dreamland at CP on the lookout for orca whales

It feels like heaven out here on CP (West Cracroft Island – Cracroft Point) which is located on the Johnstone Strait. Paul Spong drove me out here in “the car” with all of my camera gear on July 24th 2012:

Dr. Paul Spong - The founder of OrcaLab - July 24th 2012
Dr. Paul Spong – The founder of OrcaLab – July 24th 2012

I am posted at CP with Momoko from Japan. She will be posted out here with me for the last week of July and then I will have a new assistant in weekly rotations. We arrived on July 24th and it is officially our third day living in the hut on the Johnstone Strait. See a photo of Momoko doing dishes below:

Momoko on July 24th at CP
Momoko on July 24th at CP

The afternoon we arrived on July 24th – we had 2 humpbacks greet us and then shortly after that we had a family of orcas come through. They were foraging and I took some nice photos. I love the mum and baby shots that I took. I recorded audio of the orcas as well. I hope to post a link to it soon.

Mum and Baby of the A30's in Johnstone Strait July 24th
Mum and Baby of the A30′s in Johnstone Strait July 24th
Baby orca of the A30's foraging with mum and family on the Johnstone Strait July 24th
Baby orca of the A30′s foraging with mum and family on the Johnstone Strait July 24th

Today we were awakened by 2 humpbacks blowing right in front of our hut at CP just after 6am (July 26th). See photo of our hut:

CP Hut at West Cracroft Island - Cracroft Point, BC Canada
CP Hut at West Cracroft Island – Cracroft Point, BC Canada
Photo of Natalie morning of July 26 - photo credit Momoko
Photo of Natalie morning of July 26 – photo credit Momoko

I just love it out here.

Natalie at CP July 25th - photo credit Momoko
Natalie at CP July 25th – photo credit Momoko
Momoko looking for whales July 26th
Momoko looking for whales July 26th

More to come soon.

Dreamland - July 26th
Dreamland – July 26th

Natalie

0 thoughts on “Summer dreamland at CP on the lookout for orca whales”

  1. I just love going back through your photos of CP :) That really was the highlight of my year – a slice of heaven!

  2. I just love going back through your photos of CP :) That really was the highlight of my year – a slice of heaven!

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