Sunday, July 27, 2014
Searching for Whales
It was a gray and windy day with lots of rain and we spent most of the morning moving around in a very fast boat looking for whales. This is about as much as you get see of the whales in the Alaskan waters. We found out that they "breach" or come out of the water more frequently in warmer waters such as those around Hawaii. Here, near Juneau, Alaska, they are too busy eating to jump out of the water much, although it does happen. Taking this type of photo is very difficult. The boat is pitching. The rain is coming down in sheets. The whale pops up without any notice and then dives within a few seconds. This is a lucky shot, not the best taken that day, but lucky none the less.