Earlier in the day we had observed Blue Whales and Humpbacks. So our photographer, Slater Moore, joined us for the afternoon tour. The Blue Whales had moved out of the area, but we still had an excellent viewing of Humpbacks. We observed lunge feeding behavior from the Humpbacks and they were joined by over a hundred California Sea Lions! The whales and sea lions were feeding on schools of anchovies.
Lunge feeding has to be one of our crew’s favorite behaviors to observe. Any day that you get to see the inside of a whale’s mouth is a good one! Check out the video from today’s trip here.