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.
We observed a small pod of orcas near Point Retreat. There were three to five animals in the pod. They were elusive and difficult to track. We also observed three humpbacks and a pod of Dall's porpoise (no photos) in the same general area.
These were transient (mammal eaters) orcas. T065A and T65A2 have been identified. Many thanks to Northern Resident Orca Population for identifying these whales for me.