Thursday, May 5, 2016

Fin whales and dolphins

Today we encountered fin whales again. In the morning we first encountered a group of 3 to 5 of them travelling together, followed by a single large one in another area. In the afternoon we encountered a smaller fin whale which looked like one that has been hanging around in our waters for at least a week now. We also encountered dolphins during our tours. During the morning it was an encounter with 3 bottlenose dolphins who we have been seeing on and off during the past days, pretty much always in the same area and always with the same behaviour of surfacing with their heads high out of the water. In the afternoon we encountered a small group of common dolphins, giving us a total of 3 species for the day.

Photos from the morning:

Double blow, two fin whales surfacing side by side

Two fin whales

Fin whale surfacing high, showing the line of its mouth

Fin whale back

Bottlenose dolphins

Close to shore

A bottlenose dolphin we recognise from the small injury on the tip of its beak

The 3 bottlenose dolphins we have been seeing a lot lately always surface high out of the water

Photos from the afternoon:

Fin whale blow

Fin whale

Watching the fin whale

Common dolphins

Watching the common dolphins

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