13 August 2010

Whale's fluke

Whale Watching is one of the most popular activities in coastal Alaska. Of course we joined one of them and enjoyed Humpback Whales blowing, showing their flukes and also bubble netting at a very close distance. Most of the whales in Juneau are already identified by their flukes and each one has an ID. This one looks like 1538.

Steller Sea Lions and a Bald Eagle on a buoy. (ブイにのるトドとハクトウワシ)

But for me, watching far away whales from the top deck of our ship Statendam at dusk that day was much more memorable. Because they were the ones which we found by ourselves. The splash from their flukes was shining in the sunset. The wind was getting chilly and our shadows fading away.

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