Gray Whales with Views of Snow Covered Mountains

Today was cold in the 50’s with brisk wind with sunny skies and snow topped dusted mountains were in view as 12 whales crossed the Santa Monica Bay, some traveling quickly and others taking their time migrating at their own pace.  One pair crossed the bay and in tandem fluked to avoid hitting red floating debris at the surface. While one whale was tracked only by the large footprints left as it made its way north.

12 Northbound 1 Southbound 0 REW 4 hours

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Two gray whales crossing the Santa Monica Bay with the LA County skyline as a backdrop. LAX tower can be seen to the left and center Dockweiler State Beach, followed by El Segundo and Manhattan Beach to the right.

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View of the San Gabrielle Moutain top coverd with a dusting of snow from the last couple days rain and the Santa Monica City Skyline to the right in the photo.2018-03-04-snow-view-kanan-pt-dume-3309

Another view of the snow dusted San Gabrielle Mountains and the Santa Monica Mountain Range. 2018-03-05-whale-footprints-pt-dume-3347

Footprints of a single stealth or low profile whale traveling north bound on the migration to Alaska along the California Coast.

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