On our way out to the ledge, we came across a fin whale (#9709) who was making her way quickly to the south. We caught a few looks at her and we continued on, passing by a couple of nice (but smelly) minke whales as well! Yes, that foul odor you smelled as we passed by the minke was its breath! Sometimes whales stink :)
|Fin whale 9709 surfacing|
|Fin whale 9709|
|Humpback whale, Dyad|
|Dyad, the humpback whale|
As we watched Dyad, we spotted a couple more small spouts in the distance but they were coming closer to us. To my happy surprise, this was a mom/calf fin whale pair!! As we tried to see who the mom was, a little minke whale kept popping up close by. Soon we saw the fin whale calf surface and turned to come toward us! We were treated to an amazingly close look at the calf, coming up right alongside the boat, with its mom (#9904) right next to it! If it was sunny, the underwater view would have been absolutely incredible! Still the looks were really nice!
|Fin whale mom, 9904, surfacing close by!|
|Fin whale calf checking us out!|
|Fin whale calf|
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