Craig Tooley was photographing from an airplane last week when he came across a pod of Gray Whales.
The plane circled around and Craig got this second photo.
Here's a photo of the distinctive Gray Whale tail.
There were thirteen Gray Whales with three mother/calf pairs - a wonderful sighting off the Mendonoma Coast.
Thanks to Craig for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Craig's photography, here's the link to his website: http://ruffimage.com/