Beautiful Baja, Part 2 (Repost)

In part 1 of this 3-part post, the focus was primarily on the Grey Whales of Laguna San Ignacio. When we left this area, we ran upon a pod of ~12 Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) that began breaching, tail lobbing, and fin slapping, non-stop, for well over 30 minutes.  With so many of them, there was barely a second […]

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Landscaped Whales!

In this final post on Humpback Whales from the recent photo workshop I led in Alaska, I decided to shoot some images at a wider angle than what I had been doing. I had already gotten some nice up-close images and other behavioral images that were on my “to do list” (that is, all but […]

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Sleeping Whales … Followup Post

You may have seen my post a few days ago, titled “Don’t Let Sleeping Whales Lie …”. When I put that post together, I thought I had some much better images than those I ended up using for that post. Well, as I was going through my images for another post this morning, I decided […]

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Don’t Let Sleeping Whales Lie …

Note: A followup to this post has been posted   … you might just run over them! That’s certainly what we thought we were going to do when we ran upon a large Humpback Whale that was sleeping at the surface. We had just left Pack Creek a couple hours earlier and were headed back […]

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Pack Creek (Photo Workshop Day 2), Part 1

After experiencing the wonderful whale experiences of Day 1, what would Day 2 bring us? Well, at the end of the first day, we found a sheltered cove to anchor for the evening. Wasn’t too sure about our overnight … the Captain told us we were anchoring in “Last Chance Bay” … that will make […]

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A Whale of a Day, Part 2

Yesterday I introduced the Alaskan Humpback Whales to you. Today’s post is a continuation of yesterday’s post, but featuring some fun behaviors that you can sometimes find with humpbacks. In yesterday’s post, you will remember that the skies turned a very gray color, with lots of clouds, yielding a very “black-and-whitish” look to most of […]

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A Whale of A Day, Part 1

On the morning of our departure on the Photo Workshop that I was leading, we all met at the Delphinus around 9:00am. After a short talk by Captain Ronn on boat safety, how and what to do in an emergency, and correct procedures for moving about the boat, we got underway. Leaving the harbor at […]

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