Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blue whales, fin whales, dolphins and a seal

Today we had an amazing day full of different species. We started with common dolphins in the morning followed by bottlenose dolphins. We had some lovely time with the dolphins and a loggerhead turtle, but we ended the morning with a happy surprise of a grey seal! A very rare sighting so far from the continental coast. In the afternoon, so seal, but we got to see a blue whale chased by what we thought were two fin whales. Looking back at our photos (see below) later we realised there were actually 3 fin whales together with the blue whale! In the afternoon we also had an amazing show from bottlenose dolphins jumping high! What a day.

Photos from the morning:

Common dolphin jumping

Bottlenose dolphin

Bottlenose dolphin approaching

The grey seal "Vitulina"

Photos from the afternoon:

Show time!

Egípcio with friends!

The eye of a fin whale

The distinct dorsal fins of the three different fin whales we encountered

And the grand final: blue whale!

The blow of the mighty blue whale

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