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

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Hell no, thank god.
 

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

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

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

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

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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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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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There were tons of humpbacks up there.

This is my best breaching picture.
 

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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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A couple times a humpback would do 10-20 tail flaps.
 

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Keep the Alaska photos coming.
 

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