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Dive Sequence By Rocks
Here three whales were feeding quite close to a rock wall - the water is about 130 feet deep here. This Humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) has most of one fluke missing.
Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 5, 6 > Dive Sequence By Rocks

Dive Sequence
I love all the water that runs off the flukes as the tail comes out of the water.
Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 5, 6 > Dive Sequence

Dive Sequence
At this location, the whales would come up to the surface and breath about 5 to 8 times and then dive again, generally for 6 to 8 minuets. You can tell there last breath at the surface because you would see the hump back, and then the tail as they go down.
Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 5, 6 > Dive Sequence

Fluke And Flippers
They don't always dive straight down, or surface just to breath. We saw this pair just rolling around at the surface before a dive.
Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 5, 6 > Fluke And Flippers

Two Humpbacks Together
Three humpbacks (Megaptera novaeangliae) were swimming in close formation - here two surfaced together.
Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Aristazabal Island > Aristazabal Island - Day 5, 6 > Two Humpbacks Together

Waving Fin

The whales rise to the surface to breath and then slowly sink away.

Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > The Big Island of Hawaii > Whale Watching Tour > Waving Fin

Breaching Humpback

My Bad. My camera wasn't auto focusing and I don't have enough practice doing it manually.
I guess I'm just going to have to go on another whale watching tour.

Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > The Big Island of Hawaii > Whale Watching Tour > Breaching Humpback

Light Fins Under Water

The fins are white and are visible through at least 50 feet of water.

Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > The Big Island of Hawaii > Whale Watching Tour > Light Fins Under Water

Humpback Whale

The fin is long and near the back of the whale - hence the name Humpback.

Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > The Big Island of Hawaii > Whale Watching Tour > Humpback Whale

Fin in the Air
The whales rise to the surface to breath and then slowly sink away.
Species: Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > The Big Island of Hawaii > Whale Watching Tour > Fin in the Air

Harbour Porpoises in Bentinck Arm

There were about 25 whales traveling together in little groups of about 5 whales.
They would surface about three times and then stay under for about a minute.

Tags: whale

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Cascade Inlet to Eucott Hot Springs > Harbour Porpoises in Bentinck Arm

Harbour Porpoises in Bentinck Arm

There were about 25 whales traveling together in little groups of about 5 whales.
They would surface about three times and then stay under for about a minute.

Tags: whale

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Cascade Inlet to Eucott Hot Springs > Harbour Porpoises in Bentinck Arm

Pod of Female Orcas

I like this shot because the two lead Orcas are blowing and you can see the drops
spattering on the surface.

Species: Orcinus orca (killer whale, orca)

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Hanson Island to Nigeil Island > Pod of Female Orcas

Female Orca Looking at Us

This whale came up to the boat and just looked at us before diving under the boat and continuing on with the pod.

Species: Orcinus orca (killer whale, orca)

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Hanson Island to Nigeil Island > Female Orca Looking at Us

Humpback Whale Tail Fluke

If we wanted to identify this whale, I would need a picture of the white underside of the tail.

Tags: whale

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Shearwater to Codville Lagoon > Humpback Whale Tail Fluke

Looking Down Humpback Whale Blow

A little challanged from this view angle, but you get the idea.


John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Shearwater to Codville Lagoon > Looking Down Humpback Whale Blow

Humpback Whale Blow

The shutter speed was a bit too slow here.  The timing is good though.


John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Shearwater to Codville Lagoon > Humpback Whale Blow

Humpback Whale Blow

This is a nice shot of the small fin that gives them the name Humpback.

Tags: whale

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Shearwater to Codville Lagoon > Humpback Whale Blow

Humpback in Burke Channel

We were coming up the Burke Channel towards the Nootsum River
when we saw a Humpback come coming up.  The humpback was down
for a long time and we lost it.

Tags: coast, whale

John Harvey Photo > Mid Coast of BC on the Curve of Time > Shearwater to Codville Lagoon > Humpback in Burke Channel