Friday, February 21, 2014

Mother & Child, Heading South

I was lucky enough this evening, just before sunset, to see a mother whale (I THINK it was a gray, but I am not sure) and her 1 year old calf heading south towards Baja.  I took these images at a 24X zoom, nearly a mile away, with a 16 Meg setting.  This is about 1/10th the size of the original photo, which had a great deal more ocean in it.
The calf's spout next to Much Bigger momma is visible in the above picture.  In the below picture, you can see mother's fin (I think) beside her calf who is heading back underwater after getting a breath of fresh air.
This was taken about 100 yards further south, around 40 seconds later.

Since I'd been looking for spouts and breaches for the previous 2 hours, seeing one just as I was leaving, was very moving.   I told 3 other groups who were heading out towards the lookout points in the head lands about the pair heading south, and it seemed to make each of their days.

The sunset was pretty nice as well. (sunset image taken 30 seconds after the last whale pic)

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