Saturday, April 26, 2014

Five species today - Blue whale, fin whale, sperm whales and dolphins

This Saturday felt like a true summer day with sunshine, a calm sea and whales and hundreds of dolphins. In the morning we had both whale watching and swimming with dolphins. Our whale watching boat spent the morning with a group of sperm whales. The swimming tour was lovely with a group of about 100 common dolphins, very curious and playful -  making future dolphins.

In the afternoon we started with bottlenose dolphins, and later on three fin whales and a great final with a blue whale. The blue whale was very calm on the surface and we could easily track the whale's pale-blue shadow underwater. Everybody was very satisfied to have seen the 2 largest animals on planet earth!

Photos from the sperm whales in the morning:

 Large male with a huge protruding head

A group of sperm whales lined up outside of Ponta Delgada

Photos from the afternoon:

Fin whale surfacing

Blue whale surfacing 

Blue whale

Blue whale

 Blue whale near Ponta Delgada

Blue whale

Photos from the swimming with dolphins: 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Wir waren dabei, es war fantastisch. Danke für die schönen Bilder.
Marlies und Alfred Lücking

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