Humpbacks in Bay again/still

Got up this morning to a glorious morning.

Walked out on the deck wondering if there were still any whales around.

The view was glorious:

Glorious Kaikoura Morning 20th October 7am

Glorious Kaikoura Morning 20th October 7am

I looked around for a few minutes then spotted one out in front of Whale Watch

First whale I saw - out in front of whale watch

First whale I saw – out in front of whale watch

After a couple more minutes looking I saw two more down in front of Lyell creek:

Then spotted two more in front of Lyell Creek, and watched them for 20 minutes

Then spotted two more in front of Lyell Creek, and watched them for 20 minutes

I watched these two for about 20 minutes. Doug Barker came out and worked his pots, and drove straight over the top of the whales. Not sure if he noticed they were there – he certainly never deviated from track.

Then I heard a loud thump from across the bay, and looked up – breaching whale – again – I caught 6 of them on camera, there were at least as many more that I didn’t photograph.

Breaching on the far side of the bay - about 2 miles from home

Breaching on the far side of the bay – about 2 miles from home

Bang - what was that - breaching whale again!

Bang – what was that – breaching whale again!

Leap – splash – again and again!

Splash from first breach

Splash from first breach

second breach

second breach

splash from second breach

splash from second breach

Third breach

Third breach

Splash from third breach

Splash from third breach

Fourth breach

Fourth breach

Fifth breach

Fifth breach

Ho hum - all these whale breaches - 6th one

Ho hum – all these whale breaches – 6th one

Eventually I went back inside – getting hungry and my arms were sore from holding the camera.

Posted this, now time for breakfast.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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2 Responses to Humpbacks in Bay again/still

  1. Kathy says:

    What an adventure to wake up and play with the humpbacks! I love your action shots. thanks…

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