Whoa! Who’s looking at whom?
Guests of the Monterey Bay Whale Watch were treated to an incredible encounter with Bigg’s killer whales.
What started out as a traveling group of possibly two family pods, turned into a very up-close encounter. As the group crossed the outer bay, the juveniles started to get curious about our vessel as we watched them travel. The first, few passes were very brief, but we decided to try towing the camera behind the boat. The juveniles LOVED IT. You can see in the final clips that they are nudging it (the camera) with their rostrums, even showing their teeth a few times. These whales chose to investigate the camera on their own – showing off their intelligence and grace. ~ Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Contrast this to the dolphins and other whales – mere shells of their wild counterparts – imprisoned at marine parks throughout the world. No manmade, artificial environment, no matter the size, or water quality, can ever hope to replicate their wild worlds.
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Featured image: screen capture, Monterey Bay Whale Watch / YouTube