Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The perfect day

was yesterday, not only was the weather wonderful and I was on the boat with my husband, but the whales were just stunning.

We came across the mother and calf and after 2 x 10 minute swims she settled in for a 47 minute encounter, allowing the calf to come up every 5 minutes to play on the surface. The mother, rested just below at around 45ft and would lay on the surface for her breathing cycle with us. These encounters are not to be expected everyday and the guests on the boat were treated to a wonderful encounter. After spending our time with her, she was left alone for a 1.5 hour break in which time she can nurse the calf or swim off.

What a beautiful mother and calf. Enjoy the photos, the smile on my face says it all and so nice to have my camera by my side.

© Karen stone 2011

© Karen Stone 2011

© Karen Stone 2011

© Karen Stone 2011

© Karen Stone 2011

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