A bit of a frustrating sighting due to the water conditions, the behavior of the orcas, and the position of the sun. The pod was on the move and difficult to track. There appeared to be five whales in the pod including one calf.
We also saw two humpbacks, Dall's porpoise, and harbour porpoise. No photos.
We went out looking for whales, and found five humpbacks and what appeared to be a lone Dall's porpoise. Most of the whales, and the porpoise, were in Chatham Strait near Point Retreat. The day was extremely gray giving all of my photos a black and white appearance.
We spent some time in our boat looking for whales, and found two separate pods of Dall's porpoise and one humpback whale. One of the pods of Dall's porpoises approached our boat after we had stopped to observe them. They spent nearly five minutes quickly surfacing on all sides of our boat. I did not take too many photos, as they are extremely fast and I wanted to simply enjoy the moment. Approximately ten minutes after our encounter with the porpoises, we noticed one humpback off in the distance.