Humpback Whales at Wrangell, Alaska

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humpback breech at Wrangell

This beautiful humpback whale was feeding when we cruised into the harbor. Our ship is a catamaran, so it doesn't cause a lot of waves and is relatively quiet. A long lens is a good help, too. Look at that snout. You can tell that a humpback whale is feeding when you spot a flock of seagulls flying overhead.

humpback whale tale

And no good whale spotting is complete without a tale just above the water before the whale dives. Once these humpbacks dive, they can stay down for 30 minutes, but most of them come back up in 4 to 6 minutes. These photos were shot as we were heading north from Wrangell in the Inside Passage in Alaska.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (8)

Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Great photos, Elizabeth. I hope that you are enjoying your trip!

Sep 04, 2013 01:15 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

These photos are awesome ..thanks so much for sharing

Sep 04, 2013 01:16 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

These photos are awesome Elizabeth!  Looks like a great time.  :)                                                                  

Sep 04, 2013 04:25 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I wish I had taken more pictures of the wildlife when I was on my Alaskan cruise.  I can't even remember what kind of whales I saw now.

Sep 04, 2013 10:05 AM
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert
What an incredible sight to see. Amazing the way you captured the moment.
Sep 04, 2013 01:05 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Elizabeth that is something the wife and I tried while we were at Nova Scotia a few years back.  Never saw one Damn. :(

Sep 04, 2013 07:58 PM
Judy Jennings
Top Agent Plus - Middleboro, MA
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I can't believe summer is practically over and I haven't made one trip out to see the whales in Cape Cod Bay. Great shots Elizabeth.

Sep 05, 2013 02:58 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Okay, Donald is right... we have to go to Alaska.  He used to live there and says I would love it in the summer.

Sep 05, 2013 03:04 AM