June 20, 2014

What an incredible day! With beautiful weather and clear skies, we had a good feeling it would be a great day, but we couldn’t ask for more than the sightings we had today. We began with humpbacks Dome and Rapier feeding. After watching these two whales (who were staying in the same general area as each other), we decided to continue on to see what else we could find. And wow! We could see whales breaching from miles away! As we approached, we realized there was a large amount of humpbacks in one very concentrated area. Most of them were feeding, in fact almost all were kick feeding, which is when the whales slap their fluke on the surface to stun fish to feed on. We must have seen 25 or more humpbacks, and had amazing looks at about 20!!! Below I will include the flukes we were able to photograph and identify- I will be looking at photos of dorsal fins and feeding whales this weekend to see if I can ID any other individuals. Just amazing!

Dome

Dome

Tunguska

Tunguska

Tear

Tear

Snowplow

Snowplow

Rapier

Rapier

Putter

Putter

Duo

Duo

Warrior

Warrior

Ase

Ase

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So many breaches today!

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Chin breach

 

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Humpback whale at the surface after feeding.

Humpback whale dragging- taking a huge mouthful of seawater and letting the water pour out the sides of the mouth.

Humpback whale dragging- taking a huge mouthful of seawater and letting the water pour out the sides of the mouth.

 

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