Saturday, 30 July 2016

Whale watching in Juneau, Alaska

We have been in many regions where whales have been spotted but till now we never saw any. The whale watching tour operator in Juneau guaranteed us, we would see whales. To our surprise this rather large boat could accelerate extreme fast and turned into a real speed boat.

The captain seemed to have a navigation system capable of locating whales. Within 30 minutes he located several huge whales which even jumped out of the water. It was difficult to take pictures but we succeeded to take a few shots. On our way back to port we also saw some sea lions.

We waren reeds in vele gebieden waar walvissen gespot zijn maar nog nooit hadden we er zelf één gezien. Onze walvisspotter gids garandeerde ons dat het deze keer niet verkeerd kon lopen. Tot onze verrassing kon deze boot heel snel optrekken en transformeerde in een heuse speedboot. 

De kapitein leek een navigatiesysteem te gebruiken waarmee walvissen gelokaliseerd kunnen worden. Binnen het half uur zagen we walvissen en sommigen sprongen zelfs uit het water. Het was niet eenvoudig foto's te nemen maar enkele waren toch gelukt. Op de terugvaart naar de haven zagen we nog een paar zeeleeuwen. 
 
Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

Juneau Whale watching

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9 comments:

  1. spectaculaire foto's Filip..

    ik zou er zowaar jaloers op worden

    groeten

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  2. Your pictures are amazing, the mountains are beautiful, and even the boat is pretty! I don't know how you got the pictures you did! It is very hard to hit a moving target, especially when they land in the water. I love the water droplets, the foam, and the head of the whale. Exciting!

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  3. great creature to see ..Alaska has a great and unspoilt nature

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  4. Wat prachtig om dit te zien, het moet een geweldige ervaring zijn geweest lijkt mij.

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  5. That must have been fun. Great captures it is very difficult to know where they are coming up.

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  6. We've got whales going by in Australia at the moment - there's even an albino whale and her baby.

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  7. Whale watching is so exciting Filip, it's really big in here in SA, the season is about to begin I think. Excellent shots here.

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  8. Whale watching is so exciting Filip, it's really big in here in SA, the season is about to begin I think. Excellent shots here.

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  9. waaw, what an experience. Would make me feel very happy and small.

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