July 7, 2014

Both the morning and afternoon trips today were fantastic! We started in the morning wondering if we would have to travel far to find the whales like we have in the past couple of weeks. Spending the day with wild animals, you never really know where they will be or what they will be doing. We happened to stop on one humpback, sooner than what we had expected! We quickly realized there were a number of whales in the area- maybe 10-15 humpbacks, as well as a few minke whales! We were able to spend time with whales we identified as W, Iris, Warrior, and Pele for most of the morning trip, including lots of feeding!

A humpback lunges through a patch of bait fish.

A humpback lunges through a patch of bait fish.

The afternoon was just as great. We saw a few of the same whales, and were also able to add Thread to the list, as well as Tornado and her calf. We were having a great time when this little whale breached right next to us, not once, but four times! We noticed mom bubble feeding nearby.

A gull catches a ride on a humpback while others search for a fish to snack on.

A gull catches a ride on a humpback while others search for a fish to snack on.

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Two humpbacks surface as they feed.

It was just amazing to be watching a couple of whales at one time, and to see so many in the background, near and far. Today’s trips were definitely a treat, and reminded us just how incredible these animals are.

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