Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Humpback Whale Spouts, Tenakee Inlet

Not all Humpback Whales leave Alaska in the winter. Some stay around in waters rich with feed, as is the case in Tenakee Inlet. When it’s calm, one can hear whales breathing most of the time here! This is a long shot with the 300mm zoom looking across this inlet, but I liked the unison of the three spouts.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Humpback Whale Spout

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All whales have to surface to breathe and when they exhale they produce a spout of moist, warm air from blowholes on the top of their heads, like this Humpback Whale near Shelter Island north of Juneau. Different whale species can be distinguished by the size and shape of their spout. For instance, Right Whales have two blowholes, creating a v-shaped spout.

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