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#1 madhunter

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:41 AM

I got this picture up in SE Alaska a couple weeks ago.  First time I have been that close to a pod. 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

Must have been something to see em that close!


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

Were you in a 'yak?


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:56 PM

NOW THAT'S VACATION. :smiley_10sign:  :smiley_10sign:  :smiley_10sign:



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

Hell no, thank god. 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:02 PM

This halibut was over the size limit so it was released in the water. 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:03 PM

And no, I didn't see any f...... dove.  But plenty of these.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

Nice photos! Alaska is amazing. Took this photo there last year.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:20 PM

Nice photos! Alaska is amazing. Took this photo there last year.

Wow! Are those whales small or are those bolders enormous?


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 02:19 PM

They are giant rocks. Here are a few other photos that give a different perspective.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:15 AM

Eat those sea lions!  Great picture of the whales. 

 

I was going to take a picture of a sea lion waiting to eat the salmon off our line and our guide gave me a dirty look and said, "why would you waste your time?"  Those things are adapting to the fishing boats and causing a lot of headaches to salmon fisherman. 



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:04 PM

Cool to see them up close.

 

I saw a  pod cruised by Dana Point about a year and half ago just off shore. Saw those big dorsal fins from a distance.

 

Yesterday a small gray whale was in the marina and caused quite a commotion. I walk down there around lunchtime most days, but it barely breached, so even though I was pretty close, there wasn't much to see. They chased it around and around the circuit until it finally left.

 

Its amazing how they have made a comeback. When I was a kid, you would rarely see a gray whale and that was it. Today, there are like 9 different species off the local coast and you can depend on seeing at least one of them most of the time.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:08 PM

There were tons of humpbacks up there.

 

This is my best breaching picture.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

When we close to them I would watch for the bubbles to surface and get them camera trained on that spot.

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