Humpback Whale Feeding in Alaska
Humpback whale feeding on herring in Hoonah, Alaska
Baby Humpback Whale Jumping
Icy Strait Point
Hoonah (Xunaa in Tlingit) is a largely Tlingit community on Chichagof Island, located in Alaska's panhandle in the southeast region of the state. It is 30 miles (48 km) west of Juneau, across the Alaskan Inside Passage. Hoonah is the only first-class city on Chichagof Island, the 109th largest island in the world and the 5th largest island in the United States. At the 2010 census the population was 760, down from 860 at the 2000 census. In the summer the population can swell to over 1,300 depending on fishing, boating, hiking and hunting conditions. Hoonah became the official spelling in 1901, with establishment of the Hoonah branch of the United States Post Office. Xunaa means protected from the North Wind in the Tlingit language.
Icy Strait Point is a privately owned tourist destination just outside the small village of Hoonah, Alaska. It is located on Chichagof Island and is named after the nearby Icy Strait. Owned by Huna Totem Corporation, it is the only privately owned cruise destination in Alaska, as most stops are owned by the cities in which they are located. Huna Totem Corporation is owned by approximately 1,350 Alaskan Natives with aboriginal ties to Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area. Many of them are of the Tlingit people.
Humpback Whale bubble feeding
Humpback whale bubble feeding in Hoonah Alaska, taken from the beach
Whales playing and waving at Prince William Sound
I went on a 1 day cruise to look at glaciers in the beautiful Prince William Sound, and these guys thought they'd put on a show for us!
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Humpback Whale boatside in Alaskan ocean bay
Our friend Rex Turner showed us a sweet spot to anchor for the evening, and apparently its no secret. This little humpback circled us for about 20 minutes as it was feeding.
Humpback Whale Feeding - Icy Strait, Alaska
Forgive the shaky camera - we had to walk briskly to keep up with this whale! It was so close to shore. It would make a circular net of bubbles to herd its prey (krill) and gobble them up in one mighty gulp.
Humpback Whale Surfacing - Inside Passage Alaska
Alaska small ship cruise recently had a humpback whale surface next to our boat.
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Videos were taken while on a recent trip on the Inside Passage with photographer Ron Niebrugge on boat the Misty Fjords.
Catamaran whale watching and bird watching along cliffs off Seward Alaska July 2013
Lots of various whale tails and partial humpback breach at 1 minute mark. I missed the big out of the water part though!
Hawaii 2014 Dolphins, whales and turtles
Some raw footage of some dolphins, whales and turtles I shot with my GoPro during a boat trip in Hawaii. Footage has been shot with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition.
Alaskan Cruise | Juneau: Whale Watching and Glacier Hike
June 2015 | Family Cruise to Alaska.
Our first day was spent in Juneau where we went whale watching and hiked to the Mendenhall Glaicier.
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Family of Humpback Whales Breaching Around Our Boat - Napali Coast, Kauai
This is something you don't see every day. While on our daily tour of the Napali coast aboard our vessel Makana, we encountered a small family of Humpback Whales who decided to pay us a visit. While it is illegal to approach whales, if they approach your boat, you must turn off the engine and wait for them to pass by.
These whales did not want to pass by but instead say hello in the most amazing of ways. Wait for :37 to see one of the most remarkable moments we have ever witnessed.
Narration by Chris, Captain of Makana and crewmember for over 15 years.
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Offshore Christmas in the Atlantic
Made it in from some offshore sailing(?) and just woke up from a 14hr recovery/sleep... Winds were supposed to be 10-15 from the north with seas 1-3ft. They were not. Swells were walls of water surrounding us... High winds created 3ft white caps on TOP of the swells... It was like riding inside a boat sized roller coaster, thrust and dropped/rolled/spun into whatever direction the seas wanted us at that moment... small objects becoming projectiles/ammo... ... And that was before the black/thickly clouded night settled over top of us... (video to come once I get wifi)
~A pod of 50+ dolphins surrounding/playing/jumping/taunting Finn/hanging out alongside Annabel as we surfed moving walls of ocean.
~Watching Christmas Vacation in the cockpit (the laptop and speaker were stuck beautifully to a frog pad) whilst previously described dolphin scenario was happening around us. My theory is that it's such a perfect Christmas movie that the entire pod wanted to watch it with us.
~We cleared an entire state in one single day. South Carolina...nope, never laid eyes on it.
~'Twas confirmed that Ms. Annabel (and the captain) are seriously badass/hardcore MFs that can handle rough seas with Grace and Certainty.
~Phosphorescents: After the black night threw her matte cloak over top of us, dolphins showed up again and painted glowing patterns of phosphorescents that swirled and splashed around/next to/onto Annabel. The only visible light was the line of glow from Annabel, and whatever fun fancy the pod of dolphins created for us to look at.
~Finnegan did not get sea sick. Amazingly, no one did!
~Cinnamon raisin bread/Grandma Gold on Christmas morning..followed by Christmas cookie rapture..AND actual presents to open up!!!!
There was an unmatched feeling of warm fullness and love that came from having such generosity from you, our friends and family... not once did we feel alone out there in those huge seas...instead, we glowed with love, connected by thought (and cookies), enough so that dozens of dolphins (and even a whale...did I mention that yet?) came to swim along side of us and feel the warmth of you all....
Gray Whale Watching Off Laguna Beach
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Bow-riding Dall's Porpoises, Resurrection Bay Alaska
Dall's porpoises can travel at speeds up to 34 mph. Here they are playing with our boat on our water taxi ride back to Seward.
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve | Wikipedia audio article
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
00:01:43 1 Geology
00:05:11 2 Geography
00:07:26 3 Climate
00:07:35 4 Environment
00:08:33 4.1 Glaciers
00:09:40 4.1.1 Glacial retreat
00:10:52 4.2 Ecosystems
00:11:34 4.3 Fauna
00:12:21 5 Activities
00:14:13 6 Human history
00:14:22 6.1 Prehistory and exploration
00:19:10 6.2 National monument
00:23:03 6.3 National park and preserve
00:24:25 7 World Heritage Site
00:25:02 8 See also
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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is an American national park located in Southeast Alaska west of Juneau. President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the area around Glacier Bay a national monument under the Antiquities Act on February 25, 1925. Subsequent to an expansion of the monument by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) enlarged the national monument by 523,000 acres (817.2 sq mi; 2,116.5 km2) on December 2, 1980, and created Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The national preserve encompasses 58,406 acres (91.3 sq mi; 236.4 km2) of public land to the immediate northwest of the park, protecting a portion of the Alsek River with its fish and wildlife habitats, while allowing sport hunting.
Glacier Bay became part of a binational UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and was inscribed as a Biosphere Reserve in 1986. The National Park Service undertook an obligation to work with Hoonah and Yakutat Tlingit Native American organizations in the management of the protected area in 1994. The park and preserve cover a total of 3,223,384 acres (5,037 sq mi; 13,045 km2), with 2,770,000 acres (4,328 sq mi; 11,210 km2) being designated as a wilderness area.