Saturday, October 19, 2013

This trip was definitely a favorite of mine for the season! We started out with a fin whale, the second largest animal in the world, but decided to continue on for some looks at humpback whales Echo and Nuages (French for ‘clouds’). While waiting for the whales to surface, we got to see some curious harbor seals, including one who decided to swim over to us to take a closer look.

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We noticed a few more whales in the distance and decided to make our way over to take a look. I quickly identified one of these whales as Owl, who was swimming with her calf as well as another whale named Touchdown. We had fantastic views as these whales- at one point the calf surfaced so close to the boat, it could barely fit in my photo! The calf then dove down, but then very shortly afterward came back up, fluke first. In the photo below, you can see the top of the calf’s eye as it turned to check us out!

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Heading home very happy with the trip, we were lucky enough to spot a pod of harbor porpoise. What a great day!

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