Aug 22, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion
Today we cruised through Chatham Strait, again in search of whales. We were delighted to see a few humpback whales waving hello with their large spotted flukes. In the afternoon, we went on various hikes to explore Lake Eva and its flowing salmon streams. Deep hues of golden browns were seen from the tannins leaching into the water from the surrounding vegetation. Wildlife was brimming both above and below the sea’s surface today. During dinner, we encountered a pod of killer whales and so we kept pace at about six knots in order to get some spectacularly close views! Double spy hops were highlights as two younger whales ballooned their upper bodies above the water perpendicularly. The moon came out as the mountainous seascape painted swashes of indigo and lavender.
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