Summer Resident Humpback Whales

Big Momma / Heather

BCY0324 was huge and pregnant in these photos from July 30, 2013.  Humpback whale gestation period is about 11-12 months and she has been seen in the same area this year with a new calf!  BCY0324 is a southern Vancouver Island summer resident humpback whale coming back to these waters year after year.  Below is another encounter with this whale in 2009 where she approached our sailboat while serenading to her and calf (BCZ0180) with an acoustic guitar.

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BCY0324 (Big Momma) with her calf BCZ0180, Race Rocks BC (2009) IMGP5611-crop

Big Momma –  BCY0324 (2009)IMG_5298-crop'
BCZ0180 (2009) – (BCY0324’s Calf) IMG_5287-crop'

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