The Humpback of Monterey Bay

Posted by: Aamir

Jun 11th, 2007 • Category: Eye CandyTags: , , ,

Yes, it sounds like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and no, its not what i am talking about. Two weeks ago, we decided to drive down to Monterey Bay which is ~80 miles away from where we live and see the whales that everyone was talking about. Monterey Bay is the vacation spot for Humpback whales, Gray whales, Blue whales, Orcas, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Otters and a huge population of various bird species. Trust me, i ain’t talking about the Aquarium or the Zoo; Monterey bay is one of the stops in the migration paths of these big fishes. The weather channel promised us bright sunny skies but the weather was cold, windy, cloudy and bleahhhh. Here are a few pictures from our adventure trip.

Few Lazy Whales
Humpback whales spend most of their summer and fall season in Monterey Bay feeding on Anchovies, Sardines and Krill and head back to Mexico in the winter. To see these whales close up in action, one needs to take a boat and sail ~2-3 miles into the bay. Morning boat trips are fun as the big fishes are on a feeding frenzy and are very active and playful. You could spot atleast 50 Humpback whales, a couple of Blue Whales, a few hundred Dolphins and some Orcas. We could not get the morning trip as it was sold out and took the afternoon trip instead. Here are a few Humpback and Blue whales that were lazing around.


Posted by: Aamir

Jun 11th, 2007 • Category: Eye CandyTags: , , ,
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  1. sombras(mi foto)
    June 22nd, 2007 at 22:45:


    A few captures you praise.
    Good work.


  2. Laura Higgins
    July 12th, 2009 at 22:32:


    As a very amateur photographer I am simply in”awe” of your photography. They are magnicient pieces of art.

  3. Aamir
    July 18th, 2009 at 17:48:


    @Laura: Thank you! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Alicia M B Ballard
    January 22nd, 2010 at 22:56:


    I now know where to go when I need to paint whale tales!
    Wonderful Aamir!


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