|Surface feeding by two humpback whales.|
9 am Whale Watch - Krill
We had an amazing day offshore this afternoon. Clear skies and incredible views of humpback whales surface feeding all around our vessle. Our captain, Capt. Jonny, did an amazing job of maneuvering around these animals as they were charging after the bait in every direction. Not easy predicting where and when a whale will surface, especially when they are feeding in small groups.
We were able to identify these individual humpback whales using specific body features like the dorsal fin and the ventral tail (fluke) patterns. Looking over our photos, we have identified Eruption, Ganesh, Bounce, Mostaza, Division, Midnight, Tunguska, Etch-a-Sketch, Bounce, Hazard and Pisces with her new calf of this year. Not bad for one trip offshore!!
We also had a few minke whales feeding in the same area with at least 50 Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Big thank you to John, our photographer onboard, who let me use his camera when mine jammed. I wouldn't have had any photos for the Captain John Facebook site or this blog if he had not allowed me to use his camera. What a sweetie!
|Pisces and her new calf of this year.|