Fred’s Whale of a Tail

Forty tons.  Fifty feet in length.  It is one to the largest living beings on Earth.  On two different occasions we cruised in icy, cold waters and watched these beautiful animals surface, blow, and then hunch their backs and dive into the depths of Alaskan waters.  If we were lucky, we caught them as they glided momentarily on the surface and then dove with a broad tail as the last thing that we would see before they surfaced again.  The images below are what I was lucky enough to capture on our two cruises in Glacier Bay NP, including a great one that took flight.

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