While we saw lots of Fin whales throughout our travels today it was the trio of Fin whales that probably stole the show. All three whales remained associated with each other the entire time we watched them synchronizing their activities. Surfacing together and going on deeper dives together these animals had quite the choreographed movements about them. A few times we had this group just alongside the boat making it quite impressive to see 3 of the second largest animals in the world cruising along.
|The interesting blotch on this whale helps to distinguish it from the other two whales of the group|
|A bright whale lower jaw and the chevron patterns of these two Fin whales|
|Ladder and friend going on a dive|
Through the Fin whale movement, and Minke whales popping up almost every time we stopped to watch whales, we also got a chance to see another species; Humpback whales. Turns out we ended up spending time with a solitary Humpback whale along with two mother/calf pairs. Our first Humpback whale of the day was Pregunta. This whale spent a lot of time zigging and zagging around the area.
|Pregunta the Humpback whale|
|Pinball's calf poking its head out with its mouth open|
|Pinball's calf deciding to show us its unique black and white pattern|
|Clamp and her calf|
On our way home we even saw one other species of marine life. It was a Basking shark. This large fish at one point decided to come directly in towards the boat. I guess when you are the second largest shark in the ocean maybe you do not get scared by much!
Many thanks to our eager passengers as everyone was doing a great job spotting so many whales! We'll see what tomorrow has in store for us as we look forward to heading back out in the morning.