Thursday, February 06, 2014
One of the many things I enjoy experiencing here in San Diego is taking a whale watching trip or taking an island tour of the Los Coronados Island. It is fascinating to see whales up close, and observe them in their playful mood. I have not really been lucky enough to picture a whale jumping high and circling around in its most playful mood, it is hard, unless, maybe I have the patience of a seasoned photographer who can wait for that really precious moment. It is hard to tell when and where the whale would jump up, thus photographing whales can be a challenge.
So far, I only have seen two types of whales here in San Diego coast, and these are the humpback whale and the gray whale.
Both the gray whale and the humpback whale are baleen whales, and both belong to the largest group of mammals on earth. Their annual migration is one of nature's great treat, and we are lucky enough that the San Diego coast is one of their passing points for us to be able to observe them. Every winter, this giants make a trek from the frigid Alaskan waters to the warm water breeding lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Here are some more of my whale pictures as these giants pass by San Diego coast to breed in the warmer waters of Baja California, Mexico.