A Humpback Tale

I’m having trouble with images, but I thought I’d share this:

We had an amazing humpback whale sighting on the two-hour boat ride out. The whale was skimming the surface of the water with its head out, presumably filtering krill from the water. Its mouth was open and we could see the baleen through binoculars. The head was out of the water for long periods, and the whale was moving pretty fast. We had five people on board and none of us had seen this behavior before. We had great views of the head, blow hole, and then the back and tail when it went under.

Way cool!

More when I can, thanks to a generator and satellite internet.

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