Monday morning the trip began with a bit of a ruckus at the surface as a blue shark was feverishly chasing after a small fish. It was so focused with its task at hand, it wasn't drastically bothered by us nearby.
|Blue shark creating white water|
We then got fin-tastic looks at a large fin whale. My last sighting of a fin whale was August 1. A whole month these whales have been eluding us. What a welcomed-back sight!
|Incoming massive fin whale!|
|Valley and her calf|
|Valley's calf swimming into the waves|
On our travels home we ended up crossing paths with a pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins. This tight-knit group spent the majority of the time so close to us. So many great looks at some of the calves in this nursery pod.
|Atlantic white-sided dolphins|
|Owl (above and below)|