Wednesday, February 1, 2012

One whale of a story Part II

The whales come to Hawaii, mostly around Maui, from mid December to mid May to give birth or get pregnant. It takes them about four to six weeks to get to Maui from Alaska. They stay in the area about four to six weeks and then they make the trip back to Alaska which takes another four to six weeks. They don't eat during any of this time so a mother giving birth to a calf can lose up to 30,000 pounds during this time. Once a calf is born it will drink 100 gallons of milk from it's mother each day. On a normal day a full grown whale will weigh in around 90,000 pounds.

I know Paul gets to see whales up his way but we don't get too many of them here in Kansas. LOL I can't tell you how enjoyable it was to see the whales. It was really pretty amazing and we literally spent hours on the lanai watching them. If you ever get the chance to go to Maui during whale season, do not pass it by! I can certainly recommend a really nice condo with great views if you are interested.


  1. Congratulations on being able to capture this series of pics. Narrative complimented the pics. Now I know why they are there!

    One of my grand daughters just got back from San Diego where she went out on a boat for whale watching. She also got to see lots of the big fish!

  2. This is a really cool series. Love the divide of the sky and blue water...this whale looks like sh/e is having fun. Nice shots.

  3. Great capture! Takes allot of patience as you pointed out to get a series like this.

    Yes we see whales over here on the West Coast but not usually doing this! Very nice.

  4. Great shots! I always get one of these shot in Kauai, but just dreaming from a mile away.


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