September 28th - Humpback whales Zorro and Split Fluke north of Nanaimo

What a day of wildlife! Not only did our boats find two gorgeous humpbacks, Zorro (BCX0308) and Split Fluke (BCX1068), we also saw California and Steller sea lions, harbour seals, cormorants, a moon jelly, AND an ELEPHANT SEAL!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is an essay of photographs taken by our crew and our guest who snagged the elephant seal photo:

 Migration time! Photo by Alanna Vivani

Migration time! Photo by Alanna Vivani

 THIS IS NOT A JOKE. THIS IS AN ELEPHANT SEAL! YES, SEEN AROUND NANAIMO! Photo taken by guest Martina Rehfeldt

THIS IS NOT A JOKE. THIS IS AN ELEPHANT SEAL! YES, SEEN AROUND NANAIMO! Photo taken by guest Martina Rehfeldt

 Fluke shot of “Split Fluke” BCX1068. Photo taken by Alanna Vivani

Fluke shot of “Split Fluke” BCX1068. Photo taken by Alanna Vivani

 Two whales is better than one! Photo by Alanna Vivani

Two whales is better than one! Photo by Alanna Vivani

 A humpback whale’s blow can shoot 10-15 feet up into the air! Photo by Alanna Vivani

A humpback whale’s blow can shoot 10-15 feet up into the air! Photo by Alanna Vivani

 Stunning rock formations of Gabriola Island. Photo by Alanna Vivani

Stunning rock formations of Gabriola Island. Photo by Alanna Vivani

 Moon jelly! Photo by Alanna Vivani

Moon jelly! Photo by Alanna Vivani

 A couple of California sea lions playing together in the open. Look at those teeth! Photo by Alanna Vivani

A couple of California sea lions playing together in the open. Look at those teeth! Photo by Alanna Vivani

 From this angle you can really appreciate their size! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

From this angle you can really appreciate their size! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Split Fluke about to fluke. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Split Fluke about to fluke. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 North shore mountains and a large humpback whale! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

North shore mountains and a large humpback whale! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Flukeeee! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Flukeeee! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Snow capped mountains and humpback whales, what a great afternoon! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Snow capped mountains and humpback whales, what a great afternoon! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Beautiful British Columbia. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Beautiful British Columbia. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 The unique dorsal fins of these two animals is enough to tell them apart! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

The unique dorsal fins of these two animals is enough to tell them apart! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Waterfall or whalefall? Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Waterfall or whalefall? Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

 Showing off its pectoral fin! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

Showing off its pectoral fin! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes

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