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Mugging, lunging and loads of sunshine


Image: A humpback concludes a surface lunge with a sea lion and lots of gulls.


2023 6-20 SB Channel


Sunny, blue skies prevailed in the Channel and winds were light until the very end of the excursion. The water clarity was excellent on the whale grounds. Sightings included 6 humpback whales, 1 Minke whale and 3500 long-beaked common dolphins.


On the way out to a productive area on the edge of The Lanes, we had a single, fast look at a lone Minke whale. Also, there were a few scattered dolphins around, but on the hot spot there were thousands.


After reaching the edge of The Lanes, a region festooned with dolphins immediately produced a pair of juvenile humpback whales. The quickly became friendly with the Condor Express and mugged us for 45 minutes. It was splendid. A single adult joined the pair and did a bit of surface lunge-feeding (see today’s photograph).


Later we had quick looks and another pair of humpbacks and single.


You never know what mother nature has in store.

Bob Perry

Condor Express, and

CondorExpressPhotos.com

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