The first series is of the humpbacks that we saw doing some interesting behaviors. They were mostly doing pec slaps- slapping the water with their big pectoral fins. We saw a few breaches and tail slaps from a distance as well.
|Humpback whale with a risso's dolphin (dorsal fin to the left of the whale)|
|Two humpback whales slapping their pectoral fins|
|Humpback whale slapping the water and making a big splash.|
The next series is of the dolphins we saw along side the boat. The pacific white sided dolphins were riding in our wake, bow riding and along side the boat. A few were jumping out of the water and spinning (which is a common behavior for spinner dolphins, but rarely seen in white sided dolphins).
|Pacific white sided dolphin along side the boat|
|Pacific white sided dolphin spinning while jumping out of the water.|
|Rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) taking flight.|