Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Amazing Breaching & playful Humpback Whales! Oct 23rd, 2011

Today was one of the most amazing trips of the 2011 season with at least 11 Humpback Whales off Victoria, including a breaching and very playful mother & her calf!

We headed out this afternoon we excited passengers from all over the world including Wales, Australia, England all excited about the possibility of seeing whales in the wild, little did we know the incredible trip that awaited:)

First we headed out to Race Rocks were we encountered Bald Eagles, Nothern Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals and hundreds of California and Stellar Sealions!

The we started to move towards Constance Bank and immediately we started to encounter Humpback Whales, in fact their blows could be seen in all directions and we counted at least 11! We then encountered a mother & calf with one more large adult and as we arrived on scene the calf began to breach, an amazing sight:) As we watched in awe the calf breached, spy hopped, tail lobbed and cart wheeled!!!

We also witnessed the three Humpbacks lunge feeding near the surface and even a couple of pectoral slaps. Just when we thought all the action was over the adult Humpbacks started to tail lob and cart wheel, watching these 30-40 ton whales throw themselves through the area is always breathtaking!

Everyone on board agreed that we had just witnessed one of the most exciting trips of the season and and unforgettable day on the water:)

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1 comment:

PiperSaysPunk said...

This is so beautiful.
Following! :D