Any of various aquatic, chiefly marine mammals of the order Cetacea, including the whales, dolphins, and porpoises, characterized by a nearly hairless body, anterior limbs modified into broad flippers, vestigial posterior limbs, and a flat notched tail.
Came across this Humpback Whale on my way back from Quatsino with the Landing Craft several days ago. Though not seen on a regular basis in this area they are known to make an appearance from time to time.
Had time permited I would like to have spent more time photographing this big fellow, regretably I was pressed for time and had to settle for a quick drive by shooting... Photos of opportunity!