Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Whale Watching on the Gold Coast

I've been a little slack posting over the last couple of weeks. I've been struggling with inspiration to edit my many images and to actually write a post. But here I am, and I have a wonderful experience to share!

I was contacted 2 weeks ago by a company on the Gold Coast offering me a free Whale Watching in return for posting 2 images on Instagram and providing them with a few my Hi-Resolution images for their use. To say I was excited is an understatement! The company also offered Michael a "staff rates" discount.

On the east coast of Australia, the Southern Humpback Whales are on their yearly northern migration from their feeding grounds in Antarctica to their birthing and mating grounds in the sub tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
The entire journey (northern & southern migration) is an epic 10.000 kilometres.

So, 10 days ago, Michael & I went on the Whale Watching experience with Spirit of Gold Coast. It was amazing to witness these enormous creatures frolicking in the ocean.





There was lots of diving...


And lots of tail fluke action...



But, unfortunately, no breaching. We intend to go back for more with our half price passes.

Sharing with these memes:

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18 comments:

Helen said...

Totally awesome shots! The company would have to be pleased! Goodluck with the whales breaching next cruise.

Christian Perrin said...

Speaks highly of your excellent photography talents that you should be given such freebies - and the results are great! They are only at the surface for a second so your trigger finger reflexes are obviously on point :)

cobie en bas van Es said...

Wat een prachtige momenten.

TexWisGirl said...

what an awesome experience for you! i'm sure they enjoyed your photos, too!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Love every single one of the pictures! My husband and I once had a very close encounter with a whale while snorkelling (!) in Costa Rica. My husband came between mother and baby! I have never seen him coming out of the water so fast!!!

ladyfi said...

Oh my - what fabulous shots!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful opportunity, Liz, and these photographs are just beautiful. I really love these creatures, and I was hoping that you'd post some photographs from the whale watch!

Happy day to you, my friend. xo.

Fun60 said...

What a great experience. Some great photos there.

Felicia said...

marvelous creatures. I love to see them too. Your photos are wonderful.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

These are such awesome shots Liz! Such pristine blue water and the gorgeous whale...
-- Houseboats of Srinagar

Light and Voices said...

What an opportunity to take photographs of these wonderful water creatures. Next time, I know you will catch them breaching. Nice job!
JM, Illinois

Valerie said...

Wonderful captures - congrats on your selection. (My English visitors and I were disappointed 2 weeks ago not to have seen the whales off Victor Harbour during our week-long stay) but am happy for your sighting

eileeninmd said...

Wow, cool captures of the whales.. Awesome sights to see, lucky you!

Sylvia K said...

I can only agree with the others and I'm so sorry to be so late in commenting!! Superb captures and what an experience!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for commenting on my blog!! Wishing you a wonderful new week, Liz!!

Bob Bushell said...

Awesome Liz. I've never seen a whale, lovely photos.

Carole M. said...

congratulations Liz on your pickup and offer to cruise; you got some wonderful photo opportunities

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

What a wonderful opportunity! They get some great photos and you get to do what you love most!

Michael S-B said...

Absolutely awesome pics. It was a great day out on the boat, and a wonderful opportunity :)

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