|"Whale Tale" Copyright Alina Oswald, 2010. All Rights Reserved.|
|"Whale Sunset Breath" Copyright Alina Oswald, 2010. All Rights Reserved.|
|"Whale Back" Copyright Alina Oswald, 2010. All Rights Reserved.|
I had the unique opportunity to watch whales on their way from Hawaii to Alaska last year, in April-May, when I visited the Hawaiian Islands. I was on a boat trip, back from Lanai to Maui, when, around the sunset hour, within the peacefulness of the ocean, I could spot the black back or the white tail (the back of the tail) of a whale, until one of them blew out some air and water right into the sunset glow. I was glad I still had my long lens on the camera. It was one of these moments when I realized that my long lens wasn't really long enough...
Watching whales respecting them and their habitat... there are only a few things as miraculous as serene as this kind of experience. It happened to me only once before, in Provincetown, MA.
Hopefully next time I visit Hawaii I'll be able to enjoy these majestic animals again... and maybe spot some dolphins, too