We spent a couple of nights camping at Taku Harbor and did some sight seeing up Speel Arm. We saw two humpbacks at the entrance of Taku Harbor and three humpbacks while exploring Speel Arm. From our campsite in Taku Harbor we watched a whale possibly trap-feeding near the entrance of the harbor. When I first noticed the whale we thought it was spy hopping, but after watching it through binoculars and through my camera I could see that it was sitting motionless at the surface of the water with its mouth wide open. It would then close its mouth disappear and then surface and repeat. It was not lunge feeding. There was another whale with it who appeared to be swimming around in the same area.
While on our sight seeing excursion in Speel Arm, we stopped to watch a humpback and noticed another whale swimming toward the whale we were watching. Suddenly the whale we were watching began breaching and slapping its pectoral fins on the surface of the water. The whale swimming toward it responded with a couple of tail slaps. It appeared as though they were communicating with each other. It was very neat to see.
I was shooting photos directly into the sun so many of them are blown out.