Laying hands on a wild and free 40
foot adult whale is an experience you must feel to understand.
When a whale tail shows like this, I
like to say she is waving goodbye. This photo was taken near the
entrance where the water is deeper and allows whales to dive and breach
The tail to the left and the photo
below are from two different mating groups. This tail was
not a whale diving, but rather he was doing a headstand.
If you look closely at the spyhopper
to the right you can see the eye just visible above the water line.
As the name spyhop implies, most whale watchers believe that the
whales are looking at us. Not so in most cases of spyhopping. Usually
the eye does not come out of the water during the spyhop maneuver. Join
us in Baja to find out more about spyhopping.
The photo to the right illustrates
one of my favorite types of whale encounters. When we experience a
like this, we don't usually get to touch him because they lay beneath
our boat, just inches out of touching range.
To the left is a mating male who rolled
over onto his back as he dived after the female. Baja Jones clients
see more mating activity than usual because we know what to look for
and how to find the mating groups if they are present.