We keep enjoying the baleen whale season! We started the morning tour heading West, it took us time to find the first animals but we managed to see a nice group of common dolphins. Not far away from the common dolphins there was another group of dolphins from another species: bottlenose dolphins!
After the dolphins we had great news from our lookout... A fin whale!
The fin whale we found in the morning was feeding, a behaviour that we see really often in the Azores during the spring time. This is the perfect place for them to rest and to "recharge their batteries" before they arrive to their summer feeding grounds.
The clients from the afternoon tour could enjoy with the same species than the morning tour...first a small group of bottlenose dolphins (the familiar group we refer to as "Bubblemaker's group" and then another fin whale (a different individual to the one from the morning) further to the West, where we had beautiful views of the West coast of São Miguel Island. What a day!
Photos from the morning:
Fin whale from our client Lars Olsen
Fin whale surfacing (note the white colour from the lower jaw)
Dorsal fin from the fin whale