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Whale watching Kaikoura New Zealand

Sperm whale dolphin Humpback whale

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#1 pomkiwi

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:45 PM

After an absence of many years I drove up from Christchurch and spent a couple of hours on the whale watch tour. It was a lovely calm day and we were fortunate to see 3 sperm whales and one humpback.

 

This is our first sperm whale.

 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:50 PM

A diving sequence:

 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:52 PM

The humpback whale is apparently seen much less often but is unfortunately less photogenic as it does not tend to dive in the same way:

 

 

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 05:56 PM

Towards the end of the trip the crew take us to an area where dusky dolphins tend to gather:

 

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 12:37 PM

@pomkiwi, beautiful, always love seeing Whales and Dolphins. Really pretty colour tones on those Dolphins.Thanks for posting.
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Posted 01 May 2016 - 02:40 PM

@pomkiwi I'd love to be able to take my children whale watching one day. Great photos.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 03:39 PM

@Game Warden  Thank-you. If ever you get to New Zealand one positive is that the sperm whales are there year round - they are not migratory.


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