Mother and Calf Humpback Breaches! – 7/6/16

Yesterday, I captured 6 breaches on camera! We watched a mother and calf for about half of our trip as they displayed numerous behaviors.

Mama and baby diving down

This is the mother humpback whale almost doing a full breach right next to our ship.

Mom breaching right next to our boat!

The baby then did 10 back to back breaches while the mother did pectoral slaps on the water repetitively.

The baby calf breaching
The calf breaching
Pectoral slaps from mom
Pectoral slaps from mom
The baby humpback breaching next to Princess Monterey Whale Watching’s tour boat!

We also encountered a mola mola, also known as a sunfish, and a few harbor seals and sea lions. It was an extremely successful whale watching trip to say the least!

A mola mola surfacing. This is the worlds largest bony fish, it can weigh up to 4,000 lbs!
A mola mola surfacing. This is the worlds largest bony fish, it can weigh up to 4,000 lbs!

-Nicole  (http://www.nicoletravels.com/)

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