- Posted August 24, 2013 by
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A Whale of a Breach!
While on a planning trip to Hawaii for a tour I was about to lead in January 2013, my colleague and I tried out one of the local boat charters in Lahaina, Maui in order to sample their whale watching excursion. In late January and early February, the waters between Maui and Lanai are teeming with humpback whales. In what was a jaw-dropping experience, we came across an especially active trio of whales, which included a mother, a baby, and an eager-to-impress male suitor. The baby and and the male both began to breach and I was fortunate enough on a subsequent launch to catch this photo of the male humpback performing an amazing aerial!