Whales 14 October, 2009   2 comments

Great day on the water in spite of the howling wind, choppy conditions and another dust storm on the way. You will see from my photos what the conditions were like. Holding my camera with such a long lens in the strong winds is very difficult and there was moments I wanted to give up but I persisted.

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We saw a lot of blows today and we passed a number of pods that were doing very little, till we came across a slightly more active pod. This pod consisted of 6 whales. It appeared that a pod of 4 and a pod of 2 had come together.

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There was a few lunges most probably a male telling another male to get out of the way, the lady was his.

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Then we discovered one of the whales had only half a fluke. Looking at the markings on the fluke, one would think that the whale may have been born this way but I will leave it to the researchers  to make the final conclusion.

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I tried desperately to get 6 whales in a photo but the most I could do is 4.

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I know there is a lot of photos in my album from today but there was some good moments, a little activity and sheer magic to watch 6 whales together.

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I hope you can get the feel of the day from my photos.

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Posted October 15, 2009 by goldcoastwhales in Uncategorized

2 responses to “Whales 14 October, 2009

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  1. Wow! I watched Spirit go out on the webcam but it didn\’t look like it was so windy and choppy. The photos are great!

  2. This sure is wow. What a great day you had.

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