Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gray Whales!



Each year, some 26,000 gray whales migrate in small groups from the Arctic to Baha, Mexico to mate. The technical marine biologist term is spring break. From December to March, these magnificent mammals can be spotted in the waters off San Diego.

Yesterday, I hopped aboard a cruise boat with my movie camera and played nature photographer.

I'll let the video do the talking. Suffice to say, the sight of one of these leviathans breaching the surface transcended all my expectations. Enjoy ...

4 comments:

Becca said...

Sweeeeeet!!

John McManamy said...

Hey, Becca. Not only that - Boo-yaaah!

Cristina Romero-Sierra said...

Wow! Absolutely awesome! Thank you.

John McManamy said...

Thanks, Cristina. Our whale guide (actually she was a human) told us this was by far her best outing of the season. And here I was, just hours before, complaining to someone that of all the days to book a whale cruise I had to pick the one day of the year it was raining in San Diego. Little did I know - whales enjoy getting wet. :)