Azores: Whale Watching

I chose this first picture, because I made a huge amount of pictures of water this day. But anyway: This was quite an experience!

For sure: Everyone going whale watching hopes for this dreamy moment when a huge whale jumps out of the water next to your tiny boat and salutes the crew with a big splash. Or at least an iconic tail finn. We didn’t have that. We saw pilot whales. A rather modest species compared to their giant colleagues, the blue whales (not so many around the Azores) or the sperm whales. Pilot whales are mostly black or dark grey, around around 5,5 meters long, they like squid and octopusses and eat around 45kg of them per day. They are not on the list of endangered species and still hunted—above all on the Faroese Islands. Technically speaking they aren’t whales but big dolphins. Nevertheless, I was quite impressed to see those friendly beast in their natural habitat.

And we saw dolphins.

Pilot Whalespilot whales dolphins azores _07pilot whales dolphins azores _03pilot whales dolphins azores _02pilot whales dolphins azores _04pilot whales dolphins azores _05pilot whales dolphins azores _08pilot whales dolphins azores _09pilot whales dolphins azores _10pilot whales dolphins azores _011pilot whales dolphins azores _013

Dolphinspilot whales dolphins azores _12pilot whales dolphins azores _14pilot whales dolphins azores _15pilot whales dolphins azores _16pilot whales dolphins azores _17

4 thoughts on “Azores: Whale Watching

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s