Yesterday, The Man and I made a journey up to Santa Barbara for another full-day whale watching tour. Again lead by the American Cetacean Society, our goal was to see both Humpback Whales and Blue Whales. I’d never seen a blue whale before (and few people have, there are only 5,000 of them in the Northern Hemisphere), but our expert crew was able to find a few of them out in the Santa Barbara Channel.
It’s amazing to think that such creatures live so close to us and that they’re so predictable that you can just go out and visit them like that. Southern California is just mind boggling in its diversity and the accessibility of wildlife. You can see more photos in my flickr set and The Man’s gallery (he’s got a better camera than I do). See details and photos of May 15th trip here.