2013-05-14 Photos from the 2013 whaling season Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Stevenson   
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Kevin Horsfield with two friendly whales, photos taken by Michael Smith. Photos like these can only be taken when the whales come to a stationary boat, not when a boat chases after the whales
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One of six sperm whales we found early in the year not far from shore and two humpbacks demonstrating 'rowdy' bahavior as one blows a bubble trail to fend off a challenger
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Entertaining a class of students on Foundation HQ showing them Magical Whale and the skeleton of a Cuvier's beaked whale
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Some of our fleet of boats the Foundation has access to. Above left, Sashimi on a beautiful winter day and Dom Perignon on an equally beautiful day
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Our own Magical Whale at its mooring and Ocean Potion with Roland bringing it ashore, both on those rare beautiful days we had this year
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No point having whale-watching boats if we don't have eyes on board to find the whales. Elsa, Geoff and Camilla on Starlet. Elsa taking a break down below to read yet another book
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If you're too tired to spot the whales, sometimes the whales will spot you!
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Believe me, photographing whales can be very tiring work
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If you can't spot them, you can listen to them with a hydrophone. Or, ahem, you can lie down and try listening to them through the hull of the boat...
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Sometimes it can be difficult for the captain to hear the directions from the spotters on the crowsnest. This mutliple purpose tool was very handy for getting messages from the captain. Patent pending...
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While daddy gives a lecture at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Elsa and Somers take a quick tour out on Magical Whale...
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Pierangelo's photo of a breaching whale with us in the background and my photo of the same breaching whale with Sea Slipper in the background
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Gentle as these giants can be, when they are aggressive you don't want to be in the water with them. Above left an escort head butts a challenger and the fresh grazes on the escort's tubericles and rostrum are tangible evidence of the battles that take place, mostly underwater
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An aggresive whale in a rowdy group surfaces near Ocean Potion. Nothing like coming home at the end of the day to see little Somers waiting to help dock the boat
 
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