Saturday, June 3, 2017

Happy big baby day

Today has been a wonderful day! We've spent the morning with a mum and a baby blue whale. And the mother has shown its tail!! It's a good sign for this endangered species, to see a new addition to the population! We also plaing and feeding bottlenose dolphins around with Cory's shearwaters flying over.

In the afternoon, we have been very lucky to see the two largest animals in the world: a feeding fin whale and a huge blue whale always moving fast. Later on we moved to a family of sperm whales, 5 all together and at least 3 more further away! The ocean was full of whales all around! To finish the tour we ended up with a nice group of common dolphins, once again, with plenty of babies around.
Such a beatiful spring day :)


Photos from the morning:


Blue whale mother and calf surfacing together

Blue whale mother and calf

Blue whale mother fluking

Blue whale mother fluking

Baby bottlenose dolphin surfacing high next to an adult

A curious bottlenose dolphin in front of our catamaran

A playful bottlenose dolphin upside down lobtailing

Feeding bottlenose dolphins (notice the fish!)

One of our zodiac boats this morning


Photos from the afternoon:

Fin whale surfacing very close to shore


The powerful blow of a huge blue whale

Blue whale dorsal

An unusually marked sperm whale

Sperm whale calf rolling around

Sperm whales, not far from Ponta Delgada

Newborn common dolphin swimming beside its mother


Common dolphins

Loggerhead turtle with a fish underneath


Cory's shearwater

1 comment:

keith scovell said...

Lovely photo of terns on the turtle!

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