The first humpback was spotted right in front of our house as we were driving down the driveway. It surfaced and then slowly dove displaying its flukes. The whale was massive. Perhaps the largest humpback we have seen.
Several hours later and from our boat, we spotted what we think was the same massive whale very near Pennock Island in the east channel of the Tongass Narrows. It put on quite a show repeatedly lunge feeding and diving.
After we got home, two more humpbacks swam by our house. They did not appear to be travelling together, as they were a fair distance apart. One stayed long enough to bubble net and then disappeared. Both of these whales appeared to be smaller than the whale we saw earlier in the day.