Photos are a bit blurry due to distance.
AG pod of the Alaskan residents were encountered (again) in Chatham Strait near Mansfield Peninsula. Individual whales have been identified. Many thanks to Northern Resident Orca Population for identifying these whales for me.
At least three humpbacks were seen lunge feeding in the same area that the orcas were observed. There was so much whale activity going on in the area at the same time, it was hard to know which way to look. We also encountered several humpbacks throughout the day, and saw a group of possibly six who were cooperatively feeding together near Sisters Reef. I was only able to get long distance photos of three of the whales. It was a great day to be on the water!
Another day spent on the water and observed at least five humpbacks near Auke Bay and Shelter Island. One of the whales was feeding very close to the docks in Auke Bay.
Spent several hours boating near Shelter Island and Auke Bay. We observed six humpbacks throughout the day.
One humpback was observed tail slapping near sunshine cove.