Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Whale of a Tale

Actually, this blogpost is about tails of whales.   I was so moved to see so many humpback whales when we went through Snow Pass, Alaska on the cruise ship.   The naturist speaker was narrating as we cruised at a snails pace through a narrow pass.  It was the best viewing of whales all summer said the naturist.  He was so excited..   The whales were bubble feeding on herring which is rare to see.

First, the naturist told us to watch for blows.   That pinpoints the location of the whales.   Then after two or three blows, the whale dives and shows his fluke.

It was beautiful to see all the blows, even from far away.   Getting pictures of the flukes was tricky since they only showed for about a second and a half.  but I did get a few.


dp said...

Amazing... what an adventure!

Mary said...

The whales were one of my favorite parts of our Alaska cruise.

MooseStash Quilting said...

There is nothing more humbling than seeing these gentile giants in the wild!

Scott and Michelle said...

Thats incredible! Must have been really amazing to see over and over again :)