Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Giant whales day in the Azores


Today was amazing out on the ocean. We started with the biggest animal in the world - a majestic blue whale which we got to see very well. In the afternoon we had two very special encounters. One with a Minke Whale, it that happens very infrequently, and a humpback whale that was tail breaching and waving its pectoral fins out of the water. From our photos we could determine it was a whale we saw here last year and that was also seen off Iceland in 2016. We also encountered 3 fin whales in the afternoon and a group of at least 80 bottlenose dolphins throughout the day. The cherry on top today were the loggerhead turtles that we also encountered on this beautiful sunny day.

In Pico Island we saw four Blue whales and five fin Whale! Thanks Mother Earth 😊


Photos by Mariana Silva, Miranda van der Linde, David Rodrigues e Rui Santos


Blue whale



Fin Whale



Fin Whale



Fin whale blow


Minke whale




Minke whale



Humpback whale dorsal



Humpback whale pectoral fin (white) and tail tip (black)


Humpback whale tail breaching


Humpback whale pectoral fin waving


Humpback whale tail


Watching bottlenose dolphins


Loggerhead turtle


Whale Watching tour 


Watching common dolphins



Blue whale watching in Pico Island


Blue whale tail watching in Pico Island


Fin Whale watching in Pico Island 

Cory’s shearwater in Pico Island 

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