Thar she blows...
This whale "blew" right next to the boat giving everyone a nice shower.
Bottle-Nosed Dolphin surfing alongside our boat.
Beginning of a "Fluke Up" dive
The one that got away. This happens to photographers as well as fishermen!
A "Fluke Up" dive
A whale's tail rising vertically out of the water.
This whale appeared to be "standing" on its head with the tail held high out of the water. In this instance, no "Tail Slap" ocurred.
The amazing sight when a 45 foot long, 80 thousand pound whale breaches. This one nearly hurled its entire body out of the water.
Two members of a competion pod swimming fast on the surface.
"Who's out there?"
During a fast swim along the surface this whale suddenly performed what is called a "Spy Hop", apparently to get a better view of the surroundings.
Whale sinking back into the water after doing a "Spy Hop".
Starting a fluke-up dive
View near the entrance to Lahaina Harbor where a sailboat foundered on the reef during a storm several years ago.
One whale lies on it's side with its pectoral fin raised in the air while another in the foreground does a "Peduncle Arch" in the process of diving deep.
"Fluke Up Dive"
Note the barnacles on the left edge of the Fluke. Each Whale has unique color patterns on his or her fluke, making them identifiable just like a fingerprint.