Whale Tales – a Humpback Named Vanta

By Captain Ken Rea

A day the with Humpback named Vanta and TUFTED PUFFINS. This morning I started south and ran into a fog bank at Cattle Pass that stayed with me till I was west of Salmon Bank. Once clear, I started scanning for whales and making my way to some MINKE WHALES on Hein Bank.

The water was a somewhat confused sea – like a washing machine. Once I got word of a HUMPBACK WHALE in calmer waters to the north, I headed that way. It was Vanta. We stayed with her, until she pointed towards the border and we moved on to other things.

Among other wildlife of the day, we had HARBOR SEALS, BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS, GLAUCOUS GULL CHICKS, STELLAR SEA LIONS, BALD EAGES, TUFTED PUFFINS and more.

Ken Rea, owner and operator of the Spirit of Orca, is also the tour guide, photographer and naturalist on his Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours in the Salish Sea, San Juan Island, Washington.

Photos by Ken Rea

To learn more about Captain Ken, visit https://spiritoforca.com

 

 

 

 

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