Expect the unexpected and have your camera settings dialed in!
Captured by Keith John Bradley off of Vancouver Island in August of 2019

Expect the unexpected and have your camera settings dialed in!

So there I was on the ocean light II a few years ago on a seven day adventure looking to photograph marine wildlife. On the first day the group was getting to know each other and I was talking to one fellow who asked what I was hoping to photograph? An innocent question I’m sure he was expecting an answer like “a breaching Orca or humpback whale.” While I indicated that those would be amazing, I was most excited for the unexpected, like a sea lion predating on pacific octopus (I had seen this image in a photo magazine year earlier). He smiled and I knew he thought I was a little crazy.

A few days later, the captain says “there is a sea lion up a head and it is behaving strangely.” I could just make out some violent movements of the sea lion splashing around in the ocean. As we got closer it was predating on a pacific octopus!

Here is my best shot of that encounter!

Captured by Keith John Bradley off of Vancouver Island in August of 2019

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  1. Keith,

    These are incredible!

    Sandi

    1. Thanks Sandi, nice to meet you last weekend.

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