This morning our whale watchers were inn for a surprise.
We navigated 20 miles off the coast, the sky was slowing becoming greyer and greyer. There is nothing one can really do in Azores regarding weather. I always say the best thing to do is to plan your day regarding of weather conditions and just do what you feel like doing, have always a jacket with you and you will be safe. So with sunny weather at the base we headed out to sea, right in the middle point, between Santa Maria and Sao Miguel. We found there two mothers with their two calfs nursing from them.

Sperm whale mother with calf

The scene was magnificent!!! We returned to the shore were a group of Risso’s dolphins were keeping our whalewatchers from wanting to head back home. It is always a spectacular thing to see these animals with their beautiful white rounded head.

Our morning tour was a wonderful tour once again.

Anaïs Builly

About Anaïs Builly

Anais Builly is Marine Biologist and Master of Biology, Ecology and Ecosystems, and of Bioproducts & Bioproduction of Marine Ecosystems, studied in France and South Africa. She is also Marine Wildlife Guide & Community Manager at TERRA AZUL. She is passionate about conservation of marine mammals, and loves being out in the ocean everyday.

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