Sunday, August 16, 2009

Whale Watching in Ucluelet BC

During the spring and summer Ucluelet is home to a large whale population. Grey whales migrate past Ucluelet and Humpbacks come to feed on the plentiful fish. Grey whales and other whales also come into these waters. On this trip we only saw Humpbacks. Most of the time they cruise the surface and just break their backs out of the water. Occassionally, they dive deep and give a good look at their tail. While we were in the Broken Group Islands just outside of Ucluelet Harbour, we ran into the "energizer bunny" of whales. This one whale put on a show of a lifetime. In over an hour he must have done 25 full breaches and a whole pile of tail slaps. He would also roll over and wave his fins in the air. He was amazing. I found out that it was pretty hard to get good stills and even harder to get good video of these whales. When they were close to us my battery died. I hope you enjoy the shots I did get. For more information on activities in Ucluelet, click here.

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