Saturday, July 3, 2010
It's not Sea World!
One of my very most favorite things on earth is to see animals in their habitat. It is so much better than the zoo! It is also more difficult to get good shots. It certainly isn't for lack of trying.
The boat captain knew the water very well and also knew the whales. These whales live in the bay. He said that he believes the whales know the boats by their sounds and could probably identify him by sight as well. He is, after all, there almost every day.
The captain stopped the boat and turned the engines off so we could hear the whales blow air out of their holes. It was very exciting.
The whales rose and dove in rhythm of their breath.
Passengers ran back and forth from side to side on the boat trying to get the best pictures.
I did too.
I stood next to a little girl and she was just as excited as I was. We had never seen whales before.
We loved the rainbow in the water. It was magical.
This is a King Salmon, it was huge! It is trying to avoid being eaten for lunch but I'm not sure it was able to escape. The whale went under the boat chasing the fish and I didn't see it again.
And then we moved on.