Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Whales, dolphins and rainbows

Another great day for whale watching in São Miguel today. This year December is turning out to be a really good month for us! Today we saw common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and sperm whales. The group of sperm whales, which included at least 5 adults and a calf were seen together with a group of bottlenose dolphins swimming around them. One of the adult sperm whales became very curious and left the other whales and dolphins to come and investigate our boat.

Curious sperm whale swimming straight for our boat

Curious sperm swimming alongside our boat!

Large head of one of the sperm whales in the group

Sperm whales: adult and calf

We have also been really fortunate with the weather so far this month as it's not often so good this time of the year. Today we had  not only good sea conditions, but also beautiful skies with different formations of clouds passing by, creating many beautiful rainbows along the coastline.

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