Итак, вести с Охотского моря. У нас получилось! Мы первые, кто сделал подводные фотографии уникальной дальневосточной популяции гренландских китов. ⠀
Погода и прозрачность воды в бухте неожиданно радовали. Киты собирались в большом количестве на песочке на мелководье и иногда подходили совсем близко к линии прибоя почесаться о камни. К фотографам-ныряльщикам и нашим SUP-доскам они отнеслись спокойно и даже немного равнодушно, но ровно до момента нападения косаток, которое длилось не долго и завершилось неудачей зубастых хищников. После внезапного нападения киты начали ходить кругами и забиваться на мелководье. Поэтому мы не стали больше беспокоить гигантов своим присутствием. ⠀
Кадры с дрона тоже вышли очень впечатляющими. Удалось отлично поснимать взаимодействие китов между собой их линьку и ещё ряд редких моментов. А ещё в бухте был зафиксирован кит с гарпуном в нижней челюсти. На Чукотке и особенно на Аляске коренные народы имеют квоты на добычу китов этого вида. ⠀
Кстати, благодаря нашим детальным съемкам с воздуха группе ученных, которые находились с нами на протяжении всей экспедиции, представилась возможность создать первую в мире ID базу учета этих редких морских млекопитающих. Возможно через год у отснятых животных появятся свои паспорта и имена :)) ⠀
Ну а позже, удача в бухте Врангеля отвернулась от нас на дальнейшем маршруте. Шантарские острова и неспокойное Охотское море так и не показались нам во всей своей красе. Туман постоянно превращался в морось, а солнце появлялось максимум на полчаса. Тем не менее мы планово обошли архипелаг и даже посетили остатки старинного американского завода по переработке китовых туш. Что здесь творилось в 1860-х годах страшно рассказывать! Это тема для отдельных следующих постов. Пока вот так. ⠀
New to the Whale Words this week is Bowhead Whale - Gentle Giant Scientists! And here is the Fin Whale artwork by @moxieoxeye and an excerpt from their messages to us. I thought it timely considering what the collective is feeling during this energetic season: ‘We enjoy love, but not in the way a majority of humans are choosing to express their wounded hearts. In the Christian Bible you have the ‘love is patient, love is kind’ verses; we like that! Love is the extreme opposite of jealousy, possession and manipulation. Love is like our waves and your smoke, elegant in fluidity. Do the waves cease to love the coast because they recede from it? They love by doing exactly what they were intended to do, unabated. Is the coast land or water? It’s impossible to say, they’re inseparable. It’s time to let individuals express themselves freely. Refrain from forcing others into the version of them you want them to be, even if you ‘know what’s best for them.’ This includes your children...We are so simple- we eat, we rest, we keep to ourselves and we celebrate. It is now time to celebrate! Don’t try and fix everything today, and most importantly, don’t think that you can. Go inward and expand outward, stay heart-centered and we promise everything will act out for your best interests (although sometimes this includes what you perceive as suffering; try perceiving it as an opportunity for growth). Life is abundant. It is selfish and limiting to think you don’t deserve abundance. Open your mouths wide and feast as we do. Consume what you need and refrain from clinging to fear of what you do not yet know. Then you will have our peace. We are here for you and we see you as family.’ Read more here:
Hi there another week another whale 🐋
This one is a Boreal whale, did you know they can live up to 100 years?
If you like this one it's available at my Etsy store (link in bio) or DM me 😉
Hola, otra semana otra ballena 🐋
Está de aquí es una ballena boreal ¿ Sabías que pueden vivir hasta 100 años ?
Si te gusta está disponible en mi tienda Etsy (link en la biografía) o manda mensajito 😉
Y A Y! Another animal for my animal world map! Bowhead whales, also known as Greenland Right whales can be only found in the northern hemisphere. These whales were massively hunted in the past because of their meat and oil. Bowhead whales are now in danger because of the increased boat traffic, pollution of the ocean and climate changes. Sadly the population of the greenland right whales is drastically reduced and these beautiful animals are listed as endangered. 😢
Bowhead whales! For me this was one of the greatest whale encounters ever. Being solely an Arctic species and in some places very difficult to observe, due to the fact they are still being hunted, I could only ever dream about seeing a Bowhead whale in the wild. In the waters around Franz Josef Land they are not hunted and are more easily approached. To see up to 10 animals feed a few hundred metres from the ship, and that during several encounters on 3 consecutive expeditions, truly was a whale dream come true for me!
And they are such amazing creatures!!! One of just three year-round native Arctic whale species, Bowhead whales are famous for their massive bow-shaped heads, designed perfectly for getting through thick sea ice to breathe. Bowheads are able to use their large reinforced skulls and powerful bodies to break through ice 20 cm thick. Inuit hunters in Alaska have reported whales surfacing through 60 cm of ice.
Records suggest that they may live up to 200 years!! Like the other ice whales (narwhal and beluga), bowheads have no dorsal fin, enabling them to move easily under the sea ice. They have a very thick layer of blubber (up to 40-50 cm), which serves primarily as an energy store in the icy waters.
Hunted by commercial whalers until the last century for whale oil and baleen, bowhead whales are today still recovering slowly from the brink of extinction. Inuit in Canada, Greenland and Alaska are still allowed a limited subsistence hunt for bowhead whales however.
Modern threats include sea ice retreat and changes to food web dynamics due to rapid climate change and ocean acidification. Bowheads are also affected by increased development such as oil and gas exploration, commercial shipping, and fishing.
I don’t know if you remember this whale-in-progress from a couple of weeks ago, but he’s still in progress.🙄 In fact, I’ve decided to make him my traveling whale for a while.☺️He’ll be joining me this Wednesday, where I’ll be participating our town’s new farmers market! I’ll be there weekly throughout the summer, and I’ll have felting kits, wool, needles, foam blocks, a few animal companions, and always a work in progress so you can stop by and see how needle felting works and ask questions! I’ll also be offering order pick-ups, so if you’re in the Central New York area and you want to save on shipping while grabbing some delicious local produce, breads, and more, this is your chance!🌿☀️ I’ll be sending out an e-newsletter tomorrow with all the details, so if you aren’t signed up yet, simply click the link in my profile to join!💛
An Arctic sea. The narwhal, bowhead, and orca with a bit of a crazy background because flinging paints makes me happy. The bowhead made an amazing comeback after whaling almost wiped them out, which just goes to show, if we put in the effort with conservation, it can pay off. Protect what you love.
An art project evening with Nola dog. Excited to see where this goes. I've not seen much attention given to bowhead whales in art or photography in general and decided that they needed some watercolor love, so we're going Arctic in this painting. Also, note to others... Puppies do not make good arm rests while sketching. They will, in fact, kick like a friggin kangaroo while you attempt detail work. The more you know. #watercolor#puppysnuggles#micron#artistsoninstagram#whales#narwhal#bowheadwhale
Tales of the north part 1/3.
This was one of my favourite shoots- Bowhead whales near Igloolik, Nunavut.
I was working with local guide Luke Taqqaugaq (his claim to fame is his role as the “bad brother” Pittiulak in The Fast Runner) in Foxe Basin near Igloolik.
We’d been shooting at the floe edge for several days when the whales suddenly disappeared. After a fruitless morning, we pulled the boat up on the ice and sat down for lunch. Gazing across the ice we saw strange misty clouds in the distance that disappeared rapidly.
Grabbing our gear, we began to trek across the two kilometres of melting ice to investigate. I took this photo of Luke crossing a surface-water pond carrying my underwater camera housing. The place was surreal and the light was low and gorgeous. That walk was incredible and I've thought of it many times since- it made me feel like a child who had fallen into a storybook.
When we arrived at the source of the mist we realized we’d found gold... #canadiancinematographer#iankerrcsc#igloolik#bowheadwhale#arctic
Bowhead Whale — Average Life Span Over 200 Years. One hundred may be old for humans — and tortoises — but it's nothing for the bowhead whale. In fact, he's only middle-aged at that point in his astoundingly long life. This species of whale can live for over 200 years.
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After years of requests we have put together our 1st collectible Sticker Pack! Each pack comes with 5 stickers, featuring 5 of our most popular designs : The Dumbo Octopus, The Bowhead Whale, The Ship & Whale in a Bottle, The Stag Beetle, and a NEW design - The Hermit Crab!
Stickers range in sizes. They are all just under 3 inches on the longest area of each sticker. Please check out all of the photos for detailed pictures, as well as a picture of all 5 next to a quarter ($0.25) for scale.
The stickers are professionally made heavy vinyl and can be used both indoors or out in the weather!
The packaging is hand numbered _ /50 as these are limited edition. Check out the photos above! Shipping is just $1 worldwide! Link to our Etsy shop in my IG bio!
THERE IS A SEPARATE ETSY LISTING FOR A LARGER PUFFERFISH STICKER TOO! I only have 10 of them! 😊
a bowhead whale in progress🐋 Do you have a favorite animal to sculpt, paint, draw, embroider? Whales are definitely a favorite of mine, along with owls, foxes, birds, and bears. .
Depending on how quickly I work, this whale will either be joining me for @hudsonriverexchange Summer Market this weekend as a finished piece, or a demo one! One of my favorite things about craft shows is the opportunity to show people how needle felting works, so I’ve always got a work in progress to share. If you’re in Hudson, NY this Saturday and Sunday, stop by Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, and say hello to this fellow and me - we’d love to meet you!☀️
What an amazing experience being able to roam around the tundra in Alaska. And to see the arctic ocean while it still frozen.
Post is as follows: jaw bones of a 70ft bowhead whale (the bone is so big, there are about 5ft of bone underground keeping this memorial upright); me touching the water from the melting ice that eventually will be the Arctic Ocean; the video highlights how quiet it is (only the sound of wind and melting snow/ice); the high price of food; Boise State may be the only college with a blue field but the high school here has one too; old air force base; sign of where places are; pic on the Tundra; three flights in and three flights out; terminal 1 gate 1- you go through security only when you're ready to board cuz it's so small.
Happy #WhaleWednesday ! 🐳 Meet the whale of the century: The bowhead whale. These massive creatures can live well over 100 years old, but scientists speculate that their real age is actually over 200 years! Since they live almost exclusively in the Arctic, these whales are difficult to track and study. But that's not stopping us from learning everything we can! .
#Leather#Whale of the week is the magnificent #BowheadWhale . The longest living mammal on Earth. Some bowhead whales have been found with the tips of ivory spears still lodged in their flesh from failed attempts by whalers 200 years ago
On #WorldOceansDay we're celebrating the awesome beauty of the Arctic Ocean, like this endangered Bowhead whale, known as the 'songbird of the Arctic Sea' for its complex music. Visit buff.ly/1qLVoiw for ways you can help preserve ocean health and diversity. ⠀
Wow! What a close poll outcome! In regards to what whale species is documented to live longer, 47% said it was the bowhead whale and 53% said it was the blue whale!
The correct answer is the bowhead whale!!!! While a blue whale has been documented to live to 110 years old, the discovery of 19th century stone harpoon points in the skull of a bowhead whale have shown that they can live to be over 200 years old!! This is one of the longest living mammals ever recorded! How amazing is that?
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