Two Gray Whales were putting on a show!

Two Gray Whales decided to swim close to shore near the mouth of the Gualala River. Photographers Tom Eckles and Ron Bolander were on the Gualala Bluff Trail with their cameras in hand. The first two photos are Tom's. You can see a fellow on the sandbar was having an up close and personal experience that day!

Gray Whale just off the mouth of the Gualala River by Tom EcklesPectoral fin of a Gray Whale by Tom Eckles

These next three are Ron's photos:

Gray Whale spouts by Ron BolanderGray Whale by Ron BolanderBarnacles cover much of the head of a Gray Whale by Ron BolanderIn this last photo you can see the head of this  Gray Whale is encrusted with barnacles. That means it is an adult. It is spy hopping - taking a good look around.

I wish I had been on the Gualala Bluff Trail while these two Gray Whales were making a personal appearance!

Thanks to Tom and Ron for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Tom's nature photography, here is the link to his website: www.tomeckles.com

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