Thursday June 14, 2018 – M.V. Lukwa
Today’s Sightings: Humpback Whales (Conger, Ripple and her calf, and unknown), Dall’s Porpoises, Pacific Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Rhinoceros Auklets, Pigeon Guillemots and Moon Jellyfish.
This morning we were treated to an outstanding sunrise, followed by a wonderful day out on the water! The ocean was as flat as glass, giving us ample opportunities to sight the blows of humpback whales hanging above the surface of the water. We spotted Conger the Humpback Whale as well as Ripple and her new calf who delighted us by going for a deep dive at the same time, raising their tail flukes above the water in unison. Also spotted were Dall’s Porpoises speeding along, likely after some food. Pacific Harbour Seals also cruised by with their heads poking out above the water. The rain held off all day, giving us just brilliant photography conditions!
Photo credits: Carmen Pendleton and Alex McDonald. Images taken with a telephoto lens and cropped.