Okay, I've uploaded 71 images from the whale watching trip to Picasa. Lots of leaping, head stands, waving. They must have been really excited to see us out there on the blue! Chloe and I saw a huge sea turtle on the way out, and we all got to see my favorite whale, Cajun, who had her calf with her the last time I was out there--ten tons of baby whale playful as a puppy.
Took some pretty good shots of humpback whales today--went on a tour over the southeast end of Stellwagen Bank with my dad and my kids, Chloe and Christopher. I'll post more, but here are some examples--lots of breaching, whales jumping completely out of the water in some cases. Crazy stuff, but tough to shoot because you never knew where they were going to spring through the surface and into the air. Along the way Chloe and I saw a huge sea turtle swimming along about 10 miles southeast of Gloucester.
We also saw my favorite whale of all, Cajun--with her bud Pele--cruising along like they owned the place.
Click the pics for the full view:
At one point in the day we were positioned just right with the wun that every curtain of sea spray made a rainbow: