As I noted earlier this week, the whales on this tour were not very cooperative, but there was much to photograph anyway. It should be no surprise, then, that my favorite photos from this tour had nothing to do with whales.
One of the tricks to capturing fun images is mentally cropping what you see and determining if the composition is interesting. Sometimes monochromatic subjects can actually work in your favor, and without the need to converting to Black & White:
Silky reflections on glassy waters don’t hurt, either:
Here are a couple of more photographs that made my “favorites” list: