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I went Whale watching yesterday and saw quite a few Humpback whales in the Monterey Bay. I sailed out of Santa Cruz with the Stagnaro’s boat crew on the Legacy.
Here she is with some of the crew prepping her for our trip.
We sailed out about 2 miles into Moneterey Bay where their sister ship Velocity was already spotting whales.
We saw several flukes and spouts of breath, and heard them too! A couple of times the whales were so close to the ship I couldn’t focus on them!
The Monterey Bay is a popular place for whales of several species to feed because there’s plenty of food there. I talked about the Submarine Canyon before in this post from a Whale watching trip last year here .
I didn’t see any Breaching or lunge feeding this time, but I was thrilled to see the spouting or blowing, and their flukes above the water.
This was the second time I’d been whale watching with this company. It had been 5 yrs since I went out with them. I recommend them highly.
I have more images to share, and to tell you about an exciting sighting I saw on Saturday which was a Leucistic Hummingbird which I’ll be sharing with you later this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Nikon D700| Nikkor 80-200mm + Tamron 1.4TC| Hoodman STEEL Digital Film| PS CC 2017
More to come…