Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 10/26/2011

Photo taken on October 26, 2011

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching
Toward the end of the summer we had one of our grandsons staying with us for several weeks and we took him whale-watching. We had hoped to see Orcas, but the three or four pods of Orcas that frequent Puget Sound had all headed out to sea. We did see, however, two Humpbacks and these pictures are all of them. They spent the time surfacing and diving every five or ten minutes.

It was not the easiest to get pictures from the deck of a moving boat, and this are the best I was able to do. None of the pictures were worth posting alone, so I decided to put them together in a collage, but apologize for its deficiencies. I do so little editing of my photos that I had to find out on line how to put this together and that it is a rather amateurish attempt, I freely acknowledge.

We left from Anacortes and were gone for nearly six hours, having had to travel quite a distance to investigate the reports of these two whales. We did see also some porpoises, a couple of Minke Whales, eagles, and sea lions, the latter at Mermaid Rock. All-in-all it was a great day and what the pictures lack in technical excellence they make up in preserving memories of the day.

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