I like the blue-gray ocean in this photo. The water has an abstract, impressionist look. Doesn’t quite look like ocean, except for the whale tail and horizon.
A humpback mother and calf loitered near our boat. The mother felt comfortable with us; otherwise, she’d put herself between the boat and her calf.
An escort made his presence felt.
This whale is swimming away. The top of the whale is visible from the head, to the bump with blowholes, along the back, to the dorsal fin.
A whale tail and a small boat.
Here’s a tail slap. Notice the spray and that the tips of the tail are higher than the base.
Finally, the mother, calf, and escort. The whale on the left is exhaling; in the middle, the calf’s dorsal fin is visible; the whale on the right is diving.