Madeira - Day 5 - Ilhas de Desertas - Whale watching

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On day 5 we were lazy.
We had booked a trip to the Ilhas de Desertas which are a wildlife sanctuary. Only 30 people may enter them at the same time. Beside a lot of sea birds there are the rare Maderian Monk Seals. It is told only 30 survived the hunting and the population has grown again to more than 50.

We were curious what we should find there...

(1) The Common Dolfin with it's yellow sides
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(2) Then our captain spotted a hawksbill turtle
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(3) Mink whale - far away...
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(4) Aproaching the islands we saw how wonderful lava had flown over the rocks
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(5) I stayed on the catamaran while the other visited the rocky island. And look what I've seen: Maderian Monk Seals. There were 4 of them.
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(6) A huge group of bottlenose dolphins showed up on our way back to Madeira
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(7) Atlantic spotted dolfins were there too
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(8) Some long-finned pilotwhales crossed our way
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(9) Suddenly a loud shout from the crow's nest! A sperm whale was jumping on the horizon!
I just got the splash... But our captain sailed to the spot and there they were. 7 sperm whales.
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(10) Impressive how big they are... A bull reached a group of female whales
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On the whole vacation I only used the 24-70mm lens. This was the only day I missed my 70-200mm.

To be continued with day 6...

Klaus
 
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