Monday, May 20th, 2013
Juneau Whale Watching

Juneau Whale Watching - (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel                     It’s amazing to have one of the largest concentrations of Humpback Whales found anywhere on our planet right at our doorstep in Juneau!

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Friday, May 17th, 2013
Alaska Humpback Whale Encounter

Alaska Humpback Whale Encounter - (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelImagine a humpback whale weighting between 35-45 tons surfacing and then diving right in front of your little skiff! It’s one of these uniquely Alaskan moments I will never forget.

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Friday, September 16th, 2011
Humpback Whales In Lynn Canal

Back in Juneau, I have been reintroduced to the magic of marine life on a photo tour with Gastineau Guiding yesterday. Thanks to Stacy La Mascus for sharing your passion about the marine world and Humpback whales in particular. Pretty soon, we will bid farewell to most of the Humpback whales pictured here, as they will take a break in their Alaska feeding frenzy and embark on their 3000-mile seasonal migration to their breeding grounds in Hawaii. As Stacy put it, “their kitchen is in Alaska, their bedroom is in Hawaii!” This shot was taken on the west side of Lynn Canal, close to the Chilkat Peninsula near the base of Mount Golub.

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Humpback Whale Tail Lobbing Near Lincoln Island

Much of the behavior of Humpback whales remains a mystery, and tail lobbing is no exception. We watched this Humpback whale raise its huge fluke out of the water and slap it on the surface multiple times. It almost seemed playful, but no one knows exactly why Humpback whales perform this action. It is thought that it may have something to do with communication. The tail lobs apparently can be heard for a long distance underwater.

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011
Humpback Whales In Saginaw Channel

A group of Humpback Whales swims in Saginaw Channel north of Juneau. We are lucky to have rich feeding grounds around Juneau that attract these whales year after year.

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Monday, August 1st, 2011
Whale Watching At Its Best

Greta’s cousin Sean McKeown and I were fishing for Coho’s on Saturday when the VHF got busy with whale sightings. It was a gorgeous day on the water, calm and sunny, and after we got our limit of Silver salmon, Sean saw no reason to hurry back to land. Instead, he steered his boat, appropriately named ‘Not on Call’, to Stephens Passage, where we joined an armada of boats watching Humpback whales bubblenet feed. It was just awe-inspiring to see and hear these gigantic marine mammals up close. This day reminded me just how exceptional a place Juneau is. Almost one million visitors stop in Juneau for a few hours during the summer to catch a glimpse of the magic of this place some of us are fortunate to call home.

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