August 5th - Humpback whale mania Part II!

Boats Cascadia and Keta set off the dock at 10:30am in search of those humpbacks that had been sighted the day before. To our surprise and joy, they were picked up in relatively the same area spread out as individuals or in groups of 2-3. In total, our boats encountered 5 different individuals.

 Three humpbacks surfacing together! Zorro, Split Fluke, and Heather. Photo by Val Watson

Three humpbacks surfacing together! Zorro, Split Fluke, and Heather. Photo by Val Watson

"Geometry", "Split Fluke", "Anvil", "Zorro", and "Heather" were foraging around Halibut Bank and near Neck Point, Nanaimo. Our guests were treated to all sorts of amazing behviours! Pec slaps, head slams, lunges, tail slaps, and even breaching! If you have ever been lucky enough to see a humpback breach then you can relate to how stunned and excited our guests were! 

 Humpbacks galore! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Humpbacks galore! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Here are some of the best photographs that our naturalists captured from the day's events. We are still running daily tours at 10:30am and 3:30pm -- book now to witness the #humpbackcomeback in the Salish Sea!

 Photo by Val Watson.

Photo by Val Watson.

 Tail slap! Photo by Val Watson

Tail slap! Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Val Watson

Photo by Val Watson

 Pectoral fin. Photo by Val Watson

Pectoral fin. Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Val Watson

Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Jenna Keen.

Photo by Jenna Keen.

 Nearly a triple fluke! Photo by Val Watson

Nearly a triple fluke! Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Val Watson.

Photo by Val Watson.

 A barrel roll alongside a surface. Photo by Val Watson.

A barrel roll alongside a surface. Photo by Val Watson.

 Photo by Val Watson

Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Val Watson

Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Val Watson

Photo by Val Watson

Tired of whale pictures? Heres some special birds from that day! First shown is a Black Turnstone, and the second shows a series of images of a gull catching fish out on the water. 

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Snatching a fish out of the water. Photo by Val Watson

Snatching a fish out of the water. Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Val Watson

Photo by Val Watson

 Photo by Val Watson

Photo by Val Watson

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