Last August, we spent the day on a whale watch off the Monterey, California coast. While the weather was chilly and overcast, it was a spectacular day as we saw 5 blue whales and 25 to 30 humpback whales. Here are some shots of the largest animal ever known on earth: the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus). We were lucky to see two travelling together as well as a mother and her calf. They dwarfed our boat and seemed like stealthy submarines gliding through the depths.
I am a San Francisco attorney who enjoys taking photos of flora and fauna in the Bay Area and on my travels. Wombats, humpback whales, hummingbirds, lilacs and green sea turtles have been featured within the past year.