Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ABC Wednesday: W is for whales

I couldn't resist. Even though these are not the world's best whale photos, they are photos of whales we actually saw when we visited Alaska in 2007.
What could be more wonderful for the letter W than the magnificent wild Orca, also known as the Killer Whale?

Photos by Richard Schear, 2007
Posted for
Mrs. Nesbitt's alphabetical meme
ABC Wednesday


aka Penelope said...

Seeing whales in the wild never fails to amaze! Sadly, in White Rock a whale tangled in fishing nets was discovered at the beach recently and did not survive its ordeal. :(

Leslie: said...

You're lucky to have these shots! Every time I tried, they went into the water. Isn't Alaska amazing?

abcw team

chubskulit said...

Your entry makes me miss my hometown, there are plenty of whale shark at our place.

White Eggplant
Rose, ABC Wednesday!

Joyful said...

Awesome. It is a gift to be able to see whales in the ocean.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

How lucky you were to be able to view the whales in person.. it must have been so exciting.

Berowne said...

A whale of a post - thanks.

Roger Owen Green said...

I'll bet you had a WHALE of a good time!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a great idea for the theme and your pictures are very interesting!
Cool whales!

Joy said...

The photos capture the moments when scanning the ocean you just sight the fins. Must have been great to be there.
Joy - ABC Team

Dianne said...

you got great shots of their giant fins
they are called fins?

Paula Scott said...

How exciting to have been able to take those photos!
There was a really good program on public TV not that long ago about whales.

Powell River Books said...

I was just thinking the other day about all the whales that used to live in the Strait of Georgia. What started it was telling Mom about Blubber Bay on Texada Island and how it got its name. At least we still have a few orca. - Margy

Reader Wil said...

Isn't it exciting to see real whales, even if they are at a distance?! This is a wonderful experience, Kay! Such a pity that there still a lot of them killed. They are such impressive animals.

I wish you and Dick a very happy weekend!

Leslie said...

That must have been truly magnificent to see!

Kay said...

Sigh... We didn't see any whales in Alaska, but we did see them in Maui in March. Yae!