Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cetacean day!

Today was another cetacean day. In the morning we started with a big group of common dolphins and two logging sperm whales showing their graceful flukes as they went on a deep dive. We also had swimming with dolphins (both morning and afternoon) with common dolphins. It was magical as the dolphins surrounded the swimmers. In the afternoon we tried to find a sei whale but unfortunately we didn't manage to see it. We did see lots of dolphins and a nice view of the wonderful coast line on the return trip!

Photos from the morning:

Common dolphin

Common tern with fish in its beak

Our catamaran "Cetus"

Sperm whale logging

Sperm whale fluke. This is an individual called Piet. We first photographed this whale in São Miguel in 2008 and she has been resighted at least 4 times since then.

"Cetus" watching the sperm whales logging with us on the zodiac

Photo from the swimming in the afternoon:

Swimmers! I didn't get any better underwater photo then this.

Photos from the whale watching afternoon:
Common dolphin

Enjoying the ride on our catamaran "Cetus"

Viewing the south coast of São Miguel Island

The coastline of Relva

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