Peder and Ann, just so you know, Angus has informed me that the humpback that is tail slapping is called “Lucky”. If it was my photo with my point and shoot Pentax I would say that it was a lucky photo but from the number of great photos that you have sent us I know that there was a lot of skill involved. This type of behaviour from the humpback whales while we are on a whale watching tour has become much more common over the past few years but capturing such a good photo is still rare. Thank you.
This photographer was either sitting in a tree or on a tour from Grizzly Bear Lodge and sitting in the viewing stands. After August 24th grizzly bear tours from our lodge use viewing platforms located on the Glendale River, which flows into Knight Inlet. The stands have an excellent location with the natural river on two sides and the entrance to the man-made spawning channel on a third side. The forth side is the entrance to the stand and is land based so we can drive to the stands and you will not get wet. The grizzly bears will pass beneath the stands when moving form the natural river to the entrance of the spawning channel, which is normally full of salmon and the grizzlies preferred fishing spot.
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