Breaching and lob-tailing Humpback Whales

IMG_7774IMG_7802 IMG_7820 IMG_7869 IMG_7875 IMG_7886 IMG_7887 IMG_7905 IMG_7950 IMG_7953 IMG_7956 IMG_7993 There were no reports of any Orcas in the area this morning when we headed out instead we enjoyed an amazing day viewing Humpback Whales. Beginning in Cormorant Channel where our first encounters began we enjoyed viewing four Humpback Whales while at least six more ++ were also seen in Blackfish Fish Sound and the Queen Charlotte Strait. The wind today also enabled us to raise our main-sail and sail with one Humpback Whale in particular while another Humpback Whale while feeding intently around a reef and kelp forest began lob-tailing nearby, we also observed several more whales actively lob-tailing and breaching into the choppy waters, some trumpeting sounds were also heard. The whales were mesmerizing to watch, fascinating our passengers with their ongoing dive sequence. It truly was phenomenal viewing! Other species also seen today: Stellar Sea-Lions, Harbour Porpoises, Rhinoceros Auklets, Common Murres, Red-necked Phalaropes, Fork-tailed Storm Petrels, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Mew, Herring, California and Glaucous-winged Gulls.

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