Images By Laurence, Vancouver Island Photographer | Killer Whales, British Columbia

Killer Whales, British Columbia

August 05, 2018  •  1 Comment

Before you start reading, I recommend you click on this video and just listen ...... magical vocalizes of a pod of orcas : 

 

You may not know, and that's OK , that in France we don't have any wildlife, other than a few elks, deers, mice, cats ....... so when we moved to Canada and I saw my first bear, I didn't sleep for 3 straight days. I was way too excited ! 

In 2009, after giving it a try a few times, we finally saw some orcas. 

After being on the water for half an hour, we saw our first dorsal fin far away. It was a male, a large orca. Tears were rolling on my cheeks, I couldn't help them. This was one of the most beautiful things I had the honour to see. Wild orcas, swimming in the Pacific Ocean ...... there is no words to describe my feelings at the time, there is only a few pictures to show you the beauty of those animals. 

 

Since then, we have bought a boat and we spend a lot of time on the waters of the Johnstone Straight ( in the Telegraph Cove  area ). It happened a few time that , while fishing, we ended up surrounded by a pod of Orcas. We shut off the engine of the boat and enjoy the show. Every single time it happens, I'm transported in a world of emotions and beauty. It's mainly during those magical moments that I took those pictures. We follow the new 200 yard rule ( which used to be 100 yards up to this year) and most of those pictures are heavily cropped and taken with a long telephoto lens. 

Please enjoy, share if you like, and don't hesitate to get in touch, should you want to discuss wildlife, or order some prints. 

I'm looking forward to reading your comments, and if you have ever seen them in the wild, please share your feelings at the time in the comment section. 

 

Love and respect for our earth

Laurence. 

 

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With her camera she has as much pleasure capturing people and love, than she enjoys photographing wildlife and landscape. 

She is open to any type of assignments, feels free to contact her : Email Laurence


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Carla(non-registered)
Oh ....My ......God ........
I have no words ! You did an outstanding job capturing the beauty of those orcas.
I live in the Netherlands and plan a trip to Vancouver Island for 2020. I’ll be emailing you as we get closer to our departure , perhaps we can share a coffee and a discussion about the Canadian wildlife.

Thank you for sharing your pictures , they made me travel and now, I’m very excited and looking forward even more to traveling to your side of the world.
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Who am I ?

Laurence is a photographer moved from France to Canada in 2006.

With her camera she has as much pleasure capturing people and love, than she enjoys photographing wildlife and landscape. 

She is open to any type of assignments, feels free to contact her : Email Laurence

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