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Feb 28, 2014 20:13 |  #16

Eeek, wouldn't want that. Must have to stay a certain distance away from them in water I guess.


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Feb 28, 2014 20:19 |  #17

The law states the boats cannot approach them closer than 100 yards. However, if the whales approach us, the rule is to turn off the motor and stay put. That is really when the fun begins as I think the whales are very social. The calves are very curious & always come over for a look. Most of the time, mom is fine with that. I have even seen her lift the baby with her nose so it can get a better look at us. :)


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Feb 28, 2014 20:41 |  #18

Looks like you had a wonderful time with the whales. I have to put that on my bucket list.


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Feb 28, 2014 20:43 |  #19

Maureen Souza wrote in post #16725426 (external link)
The law states the boats cannot approach them closer than 100 yards. However, if the whales approach us, the rule is to turn off the motor and stay put. That is really when the fun begins as I think the whales are very social. The calves are very curious & always come over for a look. Most of the time, mom is fine with that. I have even seen her lift the baby with her nose so it can get a better look at us. :)

You'd sell quite a few of those.bw!


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Feb 28, 2014 20:53 |  #20

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You'd sell quite a few of those.bw!

When they are up at the raft I do not take photos. I hang off the side & enjoy them only inches away from me. No photos can capture the feeling that I get being up close & personal with them. :)


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Feb 28, 2014 20:54 |  #21

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Looks like you had a wonderful time with the whales. I have to put that on my bucket list.

We see more Canadians there than anyone else..... all running away from the winter weather. :)


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Feb 28, 2014 21:05 |  #22

Maureen Souza wrote in post #16725487 (external link)
We see more Canadians there than anyone else..... all running away from the winter weather. :)

We have noticed that.

I don't know about getting too close, the fear of whale snot runs high in me.


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Feb 28, 2014 21:16 |  #23

I have been a victim of whale blow a couple of times; didn't bother me at all.


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Feb 28, 2014 22:47 |  #24

Congrats on the nice shots, glad you guys had a great trip!


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Feb 28, 2014 22:49 |  #25

Check out the light from the other night:

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Feb 28, 2014 23:07 |  #26

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Check out the light from the other night:

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Pretty cool. Yes, we will be there next year; it is amazing at how many more active whales we have seen over the years. Used to be that we were happy if we saw a couple of tails & blows. Now the show is quite incredible. :)


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Mar 01, 2014 00:36 |  #27

Wow, just awesome :0)


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Mar 01, 2014 01:05 |  #28

Those are beautiful photos...thank you for sharing.


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Mar 01, 2014 03:57 |  #29

Awesome



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Mar 01, 2014 14:15 |  #30

cheffievrs wrote in post #16725794 (external link)
Wow, just awesome :0)

Firehouse wrote in post #16725824 (external link)
Those are beautiful photos...thank you for sharing.

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Awesome

Thanks, it was a great time. :)


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