I didn't grab my camera when Mark called out that there was a whale breaching close in. I could see it myself from the window where I was sitting at my computer. I grabbed the binoculars and ran barefoot down the rock stairs, across the wooden footbridge, along the decomposed granite path and up onto the landing outside the greenhouse to get closer. Mark actually took this picture with my new camera that I still need to get a larger memory card for and read up on the how to use it beyond the automatic settings.
Real photographers must live to take pictures...sometimes life is just too fun to stop and take photographs. That's how I felt yesterday morning. For one thing, it seemed like the first early morning sun we've had for a month and then to see whale after whale spout and breach all I could do was jump up and down and make happy noises. They were going south of course...it is now August. Most of the breaches were out in the open water where one would expect to see a line of leviathan traffic, but one leaping beauty came in for a closer visit. And that is just how I felt, visited in the bright and sunny morning. Mark thought I was a funny picture myself, not formally ready for the day, shall we say, but I was drawn out into morning by creatures of the deep navigating their way in the ocean blue.
Just think of this as a picture of the water if you like...but they're out there!
click on this to make it bigger...there's a big back to see