Saturday, August 23, 2014

A close encounter of the whale kind

A kayaker in Monterey Bay had an unexpected and very close encounter with a humpback whale.  Her astonishment is very vocally expressed . . . not that I blame her!

Any closer and she'd have been washed out of the kayak!



Old NFO said...

LOL, now THAT would have been funny!

c w swanson said...

That whale knew exactly what it was doing, it saw them and just wanted a closer look. They are social animals and see nothing wrong with a close encounter.

Suzb said...

That is just COOL!!

Will said...

And COLD. IIRC, summer water temps are about 54*F in that Bay. Makes SCUBA diving "brisk".

Whoa! Earthquake! Had to wait for it to stop, so I could finish typing. Twenty seconds of gentle rolling. Well, smooth, anyway. (San Jose/East Bay area)

DaddyBear said...

Never had a whale visit us when were kayaking out of Monterey, but the otters and the occasional dolphin would check us out.