Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for October, 2017

Humpbacks

I went out on a small boat yesterday and these humpbacks put on a show for us. We were following them and lost them. Suddenly they appeared breaching about 50m in front of us. It was an awesome sight.

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Recent sightings

On Saturday I went to Sandpatches and the dolphins were playing.

 

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Last night a storm moved in. We often see whales being active during a storm with lots of breaching. I suspect that in a storm the ocean is so noisy that breaching is the only means of communication that can be heard. These two whales breached fairly close to shore.

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The rough weather brings in albatrosses, shearwaters, and similar birds. The dark birds are probably shearwaters and the white bodied birds are Indian Yellow Nosed albatrosses.  They were all a long way out and the strong winds (> 40 knots) made for difficult conditions to photograph the sea birds!

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