A Whale Of A Time

Vacation time on Maui was highlighted by a whale of a day! I could not resist showing off these photos from my whale watching tour. Come enjoy these magnificent mammals that I captured with my Nikon D80.
Here on Maui nearly 75% of humpbacks come here for the winter. They weigh up to 45 tons, but check for yourselves and see how graceful they look in these pictures. I will post more at a later date.

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One interesting fact learned was that whales typically breech or fly out of the ocean because they have lots of barnacles on their body and when they jump out of the water they are trying to remove them. I guess if you have to itch you might as “whale” make a big splash!

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7 thoughts on “A Whale Of A Time

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      I was surprised by that also! Seeing the Humpback Whales has certainly been the highlight of the trip. I will share more upon return to Home. It’s been a great trip, but I do tire easily. Hope the snow has not been horrible where you live!

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