Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

It was a beautiful day today which provided the perfect backdrop for our fin-tastic sightings. During our travels we saw two minke whales, at least eight humpback whales, three harbor seals and a pod of 6-8 common dolphins! Not a bad way to wrap up the month of September that's for sure.
Minke whale
Diving whales (above and below)

Harbor seal
Northern fulmar flew by the boat at one point!
Many of our humpback whales were associated with others; forming and dissolving these bonds as we watched them swim around.
Your eyes are not deceiving you. There are two whales simultaneously diving!
Trio of humpback whales
A few of the familiar whales in the area included Valley, Nile, Fan and Sword. Sword had a few surprises for us while watching it for all of a sudden it breached clear out of the water and that was only the beginning. Another whale started to breach out in the distance while Sword continued close by.
Sword breaching close by while out in the distance...
...another whale started to breach!
When not breaching Sword continuously flipper-slapped for the remaining time we watched it.
Could the ocean be any more beautiful while Sword flipper-slaps???
More flipper-slapping
Impressive breach!
As if all that activity wasn't enough we ended the day with a small pod of, uncommonly seen, common dolphins! What a special treat!
Subsurface common dolphin

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