Sunday, May 11, 2014

A day with a blue whale and a month with fin whales

Today we had a visit from a large blue whale. This particular whale was sighted during both our morning and afternoon whale watching tours. As well as this largest animal in the world we are still on a roll with the second largest: the fin whale. We have now encountered fin whales every day for the last 31 one days straight! We also enjoyed the company of common dolphins throughout the day and we had a lovely swimming tour with them in the morning. As a bonus, those on our catamaran in the morning also spotted an ocean sunfish (Mola mola).

Photos from today:

The blue whale - the same individual morning and afternoon

The blue whale just to surface

By the spots on the body we can identify the different blue whales

Common dolphins bowriding with our catamaran

Common dolphin

Swimming with common dolphins

Our swimming boat from the morning

Watching the blue whale surfacing

Morning fin whale

Aboard our catamaran Cetus in the afternoon - on our way back to Ponta Delgada

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