Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fin whales everywhere


With the wind blowing north we started the our morning tour with some cold but also with the second largest animal in the world, fin whales everywhere! 

There was spouts everywhere we looked! The fin whales are also one of fastest whales, reaching up to 47 km/h so as you can imagine sometimes it can be very hard to keeping up with them. One of the whales was a mother with their baby, always next to her. A very big pod of bottlenose dolphins were the perfect end to our morning.



                                        Fin whales - mother and juvenile seen in the morning



Fin whale


Fin whale blow


Fin whale 



Fin whale 

In the afternoon the species were the same. This time we had two adult fin whales always in the front of our boat and mantaining the same direction. The same group of bottlenose dolphins that we sighted in the mornig apeared again ...apparantley they missed us. They were very tight together as group what make us easier to see them.


Bottlenose dolphins close to Ponta Delgada


Whale watching tour in São Miguel Island 


Bottlenose dolphin juvenile surfacing high


Bottlenose dolphins close to Ponta Delgada



In Pico Island we saw Fin whales very curious and one of them passes under your boat! What an emotion! We also encountered Striped and Common dolphins


Fin whale blowhole


Fin whale blow


Common dolphins


Striped dolphins








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