Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Whale of a Tail

A humpback whale's 'tail slap'. This is a technique humpbacks use to stun their prey, making it easier to collect and eat.

Saw this guy, and many of his kin, while whale watching off the coast of Juneau, Alaska.

Lots more photos soon...

4 comments:

Sue said...

Nice shot!

leafless said...

One heck of a tail.

jtj3 said...

Sue, thanks!

Leafless, I guess you could say I've got lots of tall tales about that tall tail!

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hi our jim,
cool, you got a tail. thanks, i didn't know that tail trick about my alaskan cousins here :)

glad you are back, beany :)