The Eagle Wing Tours give the most spectacular whale watching tours in Canadian soil.
Offering a comprehensive 3.5 hours of witnessing the massive sea creatures in their natural habitat, guests are in for plenty of surprises.
Case in point: Mike Walker and his crew. They were out to film the day’s whale watching off Victoria, B.C particularly a group of whales otherwise known as the T69s were moving about the vast sea. All of a sudden, the most amazing thing happened!
The lone 20-year old male in the group tosses a seal over 80 feet in the air. With just a flick of its tail, it was an impressive feat for everyone to see.
“We do a ton of whale watching, but this is fairly rare. Brett Soberg – owner of Eagle Wing – mentioned to us that it’s only the fourth time he’s seen an orca do that in about 20 years,” Walker said in an interview with Huffington Post.
Marine mammal expert Dr Chris Parsons said to Earth Touch News: “They don’t often eat the seals [after hitting them]. But when they hit Dall’s porpoises, they do it to eviscerate them. They hit them so hard that their entrails pop out, which they leave behind after eating the muscle and blubber.”
These killer whales eat seals because of their high calorie content. When they catch them, the whales would often tease or play with the seals first.
“It was spectacular. You can hear me yelling ‘Yes!’ over and over in the video,” Walker quips.
Not all seals were unlucky as the day’s catch. In fact, a fortunate one escaped such fate back in August when it hopped into a boat to escape a pod of orcas chasing it.