Monday, January 19, 2009

Two Whales Circling

The humpback whales are rather shy so far this season. I watched two of them quietly surface about fifty yards from my kayak this morning. They dove heading away from me, so I felt I wouldn't disturb them by sliding into the water to listen to their singing. I was taking a video of light rays dancing, hoping to capture some of their musical talents, when a school of whale fish swam by. Then, behind the fish, two whales (probably a mom and a yearling). Wow! They circled me twice before swimming away (click HERE or Below for the Video). I wondered if I should stick around in hopes of an additional encounter, or if that was being too greedy. I decided I was extremely grateful for having had this wonderful experience and got back in the kayak and headed home.

1 comment:

  1. There just seems to be no words Don for watching such amazing footage!! Thank you.