The blue whales tail - one of the most iconic and sought after things to see and photograph, as wild animals you never know if you’ll get a tail shot on any given day but when you do, it’s unreal to see in person as a waterfall is created in the open ocean. The blue whales are still trickling through off and on, viewed while aboard Newport’s original and only legitimate small boat tour @newportcoastaladventure
Double digit blue whales during golden hour tonight. I’ve never seen so many blue whales in one spot and up until yesterday, it’s been very slow on the blues the last couple weeks. It just goes to show how fast things can change in a day on the ocean
Awesome trip with @iexhelicopters yesterday in search of marine life to promote their new whale watching experience, onboard is @ocbeaches and her photographer with OC Register as well as Naturalist Diane Alps. Video from the boat from @sylvesterstabone aboard @newportcoastaladventure. You can now take a guided whale watching tour from the air right from John Wayne Airport!
Learned a lot today about the history of whaling from historian Bob Minty, got to hold this old harpoon. Whales were hunted until President Nixon passed the Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1972, whaling still takes place in a few countries unfortunately. California had a major role in the whaling industry and a whaling station in San Francisco still stood until 2 years ago