Santa Barbara Channel – Cetaceans

Last weekend, I decided to take advantage of living in Santa Barbara and went whale watching.  I decided to go due to reports of numerous Humpback and Blue whale sightings on the previous weekend.  Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any Blue whales, mostly as a result of the fog that refused to burn off.    However, we did see a lone Fin whale which is not commonly found in the channel.  There were many Humpback whales and they were not shy about approaching the boat.  Additionally, we saw large numbers of Common and Risso’s dolphins.

“Humpback Whale I”  –  Santa Barbara Channel, CA

“Humpback Whale II”  –  Santa Barbara Channel, CA

“Common Dolphin”  –  Santa Barbara Channel, CA

“Common Dolphin and Calf”  –  Santa Barbara Channel, CA

“Risso’s Dolphin and Calf”  –  Santa Barbara Channel, CA

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2 Responses to Santa Barbara Channel – Cetaceans

  1. wildstorm says:

    Nice shots. I sure miss taking those excursions on this channel.

  2. wildphotography says:

    I would definitely do more if I didn’t get seasick so easily…

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