Whale’s Morning


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The stillness of the pre-dawn bay provided all the serenity anyone could ever ask. Slowly, so gradually it was barely noticeable, night gave way to the cloudy morning. The sun, trapped behind the thick clouds, decided to put on a show, bathing the mountains and the still waters with beautiful, golden light. The silence was enveloping, save for the whale song accompanied by the gentle swoosh of whales heading below the surface. It certainly was a whale’s morning.

I witness this morning aboard a sailboat anchored in Alaska’s Inner Passage. The whales surrounded me, some near, most far, provided an outstanding aural accompaniment to a photogenic morning. The whale calls echoed over miles of water and reflected from the far mountains. The sudden crash as the whales jumped free of their watery home, then Ker-splash as they reentered it provided a counterpoint to the otherworldly solitude. The whales slipped effortlessly toward the deep waters, their tails dangling for a fraction of a second, and then the seas were still again.

This vignette has played out every morning for all of eternity, and every morning provides a fresh, exciting glimpse of the Alaskan wilderness.

Of course, sometimes all we want to see is a close up of a humpback whale’s tail, and Headed Down gives us just that.

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