Saturday, January 17, 2009

Whale Feeding Calf

See the light blue part jetting out in above picture - we think it is the flipper.

While this whole year is a once in a lifetime experience - today reached new heights.

We spent over 20 minutes observing a whale sitting on top of the water as you see in picture above. Now the whales go in and out - that is what they do. What was going on? Noe, our certified guide who does this all the time said the whale was feeding her calf. He sees this about 2 times per year! The whale just sat at the surface and would blow every 4 or 5 minutes. We could see a light blue area to the side and believe it was her flipper. We never did see the baby. As we pulled away she went beneath the surface. It was even better that we shared this experience with Special Friend and Special Friend's Daughter.

How did I get this life?


Steve Cotton said...

His blessings are new every morning.

ibis said...

I´ve been out twice this year to see the whales.... I still dream about the every night! Very interesitng what you saw, it is true that you always get to see a few minutes and then they are gone.... you lucky guys!My girls said joking that they wanted to bring a whale to the bathtub... they been doing whale drawings ever sice.... I am glad you are all good, it would be cool to meet you some day!

On Mexican Time said...

very cool~~~

VisitLaManzanilla said...

Wow, how great is that! We have seen a few dolphins this season but no whales yet.

Fat Doctor said...

Your photos and post made me sigh with happiness tonight. Thanks.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

S - they certainly are in this wonderful country

i - i will send you an email

OMT - super cool!!

VLM - if you get a chnac eto go out - take it - truly spectacular

FD - Makes me happy to think of you happy - really