Sept. 25, 2004
I took these pictures of a miracle.
It's not every day that you can take a boat out to the Farallon Islands and see this. Sure, you might see a humpback whale or two and one might even breach.
But we came upon a group of three, and we counted no less that 36 breaches in about fifteen minutes. That's nearly unheard of. And right next to the boat!
The breaching of a humpback whale is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful occurrences in nature.
We saw it 36 times.
Here are a few pictures of that trip.
Here's a map of our route and the position of the breaches.
Here's a shot of the Farallon islands, once called the "Islands of the Dead."
Here you can see the humped back of one of the other ones.
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