July 11, 2012
The day was spent on the eight-hour ferry sailing between Petersburg and Juneau, Alaska. The route included Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage, both key summer grounds for humpback whales migrating back and forth between Southeast Alaska and Hawaii.
And sure enough, we saw over a dozen humpbacks scattered about in both bodies of water ranging from 100 yards to over a mile away. Most of the sightings were simply spouts, but there were also some flukes, which I managed to capture in a couple of photos.