Alaska Day 4 – Whales

Orca (Orcinus orca)

We drove to Seward and went out on a boat that held 20+ people and there were 8 of us plus the captain and first mate. We went from Seward to the Chiswell Islands in Kenai Fjords National Park. It was about 32.5 miles one way. We spent 8-9 hours on the boat.

Glacier

The weather was beautiful. The seas were calm. The scenery was spectacular and the wildlife was amazing. We saw lots of Orcas and a couple Humpback Whales. There were sea otters and sea lions and a variety of birds.

Orca

The captain and first mate were women which I thought was very cool. They did a great job finding the wildlife for us. (Alaskan Sea Adventures)

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Tail.

We stopped on the way back to do some bird watching and watch salmon jump some falls.

The view from the back of the boat.
A wounded Stellar Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus). This guy was wounded a year ago and is thriving in spite of his wound.
Stellar Sea Lions.
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) feeding young.

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