Even right whales

2004 9: right whale

Originally uploaded by yeimaya.
This is a recent picture but in July of 1987, we saw a right whale mother and her calf two times, once at the beginning of July and once in the middle of July.

Right whales are extremely endangered so this was a great honor and we were even more careful not to approach, or disturb her. We were impressed by how differently she moved ... she and her calf seemed so ponderous compared to the speedy finbacks but also to the slower humpbacks. These are very hefty whales and they feed exclusively on tiny krill and copepods.