What A Day!

Where do you even begin with a day like this? 50+ humpback whales move in and are cooperative feeding and breaching and tail lobbing and flipper slapping, then 7 fin whales and a minke whale and 80 harp seals join the party with bald eagles, puffins, gannets, guillemots and murres.

Magnificent Minke Lunging

Great trips today with 4 minke whales, 1 fin whale, 50-75 harp seals, bald eagles, puffins, guillemots and murres.

The minke lunge feeding continues, but now in front of the light house.

There are an abundance of bald eagles in our area. Let’s play a game. How many bald eagles do you see in this shot?

We have also been seeing a lot of harp seals. Here is a great shot of them floating on their backs.

A Lunge Feeding Minke

What a day on the water with 1 humpback whale, 2 fin whales, 4 minke whales, bald eagles, gannets, guillemots and murres.

We have had some great minke and fin whale encounter over the last few days. One of the minke whales was lunge feeding just off of Fort Point and we managed to capture it. Check out the very sharp nose which is characteristic of a minke whale and also the ventral grooves. These “pleats” expand allowing the whale to take in big gulps of water and fish.

Rolling With A Fin Whale

A fun filled day with 4 minke whales, 1 fin whale, 1 humpback whale, bald eagles, gannets, guillemots and murres.

The fin whale actually got a good look at us and rolled onto its back, pretty cool! Fin whaled are not really know for this kind of behaviour so it was really interesting to see it. In the picture below, notice the eye just at the water’s edge right behind the white.

In the photo below Captain Kris capture the fin whale rolling over. On the left of the photo, notice the edge of the tail with its underside now facing the camera. That beautiful clean edge of the tail is so very different than the serrated trailing edge of a humpback tail. Then on the right hand side, you can see the edge of the pectoral fin just peeking out of the water. Very few ever get to see this much of a fin whale.