Sunday, 9 November 2014

SUNDAY THOUGHT - Whale

And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:21   








Photographed on a pelagic trip in 
New South Wales
Australia

The last shot was taken by Allister who took me on this trip.

The Whale went right under our small boat!

2006

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26 comments:

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes it was amazing to see this whale at such close quarters but a bit worrying when it disappeared under the small boat!

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  2. Splendid photos. It is fascinating seeing the whale up so close. Those look like barnacles attached to its skin?

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    1. Hi Denise VA Yes those are barnacles on its skin. Awesome to see close up. I would love to go on another pelagic trip someday.

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  3. I think I went on a whale watching boat once in San Diego but only remember being rather seasick. Great shots of the whale, and even including some scripture.

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    1. HI Hannah I was not on a whale watching trip but a bird watching trip over the continental shelf. Some day I will show those photographs. Thanks for your visit and comment

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  4. Magnificent creatures. We got up close and personal in 2003 when we visited Newfoundland and took a whale watching boat trip.

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  5. What fun! We have wailing trips that go out of Gloucester. Alway a good time.

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  6. going under the boat would be a bit unnerving - but very cool!

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  7. Pretty cool, but I would be nervous about it going under the boat.

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    1. HI Stephanie Yes the engine was cut and we all held our breath as the whale went under us however were very relieved when it appeared close to the other side of the boat. thanks for your comment.

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  8. I love whates (doesn't everyone?) but have never been able to see one in the wild. I have seen the Orca at Sea World and once went out off the coast of Washington to see them, but didn't spot one. So I can only imagine your excitement when you saw this whale ( you didn't mention what kind of whale it is). It is on my bucket list to go somewhere that has whales I can see :) Thanks, Margaret, this is a nice Sunday post :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Hi Andrea yes I also saw a Orca at Sea World which was wonderful. As far as I can remember, it was a Humpback Whale. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  9. Wow, I bet that would be awesome to see in person! Did you know that people think Jonah lived in the belly of a whale, but God did not say that it was a whale. It was a big fish that he created especially for this task.

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    1. Yes Ginny I did know that if was a fish and not a a whale that Jonah was swallowed up in. Thank you for your comment.

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    1. You did make me laugh. Thamk you for that and your comment.

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  11. What a fabulous experience to be so close...I adore whales!

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  12. Love your first shot with the lady in red and the akubra hat, it really captures the atmosphere, That would have been pretty exhilarating to be that close to the barnacled babe! I can just imagine that "hold your breath she's going under moment'!!
    Wren x

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  13. Such an exciting time to be near whales! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love your shots of this whaling adventure. We went out on a whaling watch this past summer with our grandson when we visited Cape Cod. So enjoyed it but hard to photograph. Spot, focus, and get a tale every time. Good shots.

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  15. How exciting and amazing. Lucky you!
    MB

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  16. Terrific photos of a wonderful outing! Glad he didn't up-end your boat though.

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  17. Amazing! I would love to go on a whale safari some day.

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