Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday's Critters #100

Saturday's Critters #100

Hello, we have reached # 100 for my Saturday's Critter linky party.  Thanks so much to everyone who has been with me since the start of Saturday's Critters. I appreciate all my blogging friends who have linked up and joined in with all the critter fun. Who doesn't like critters, they are all so cute! Thank you again to the visitors and for the nice comments.

I wish for PEACE in the world! My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families that were involved in the Paris attack.

I am sharing some of the birds and Humpback Whales we saw during our Port Angeles Whale Watching trip during our Washington State visit.


A group of Common Murre being led by a single Rhinoceros Auklet


In the mosaic above is the Rhinoceros Auklet, a common bird seen near the coast of Washington State.

Whale Watching Port Angeles





It was exciting to see 4-5 Humpback Whales during our whale watching trip on Oct 5th.


A young Humpback Whale seen playing with the kelp during our whale watching trip out of Port Angeles, Washington.




The Common Murre were common birds seen in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This Strait is the body of water between Washington State and Victoria British Columbia Canada. You can see the two red spots on the map included above where our whale watching tour was based.



Another main attraction beside seeing all the whales were the Harbor Seals, Elephant Seals and Sea lions at the Race Rocks  & Lighthouse which is closer to Canada than the USA.


The Race Rocks Reserve includes the marine animals, sea birds and fish. Above the rocks are covered with various Cormorants, mostly the Pelagic Cormorant.





To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.


72 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is just so perfect to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of your Critter Party with that wonderful critter, the Humpback!! Congratulations and hundreds and hundreds of thanks for hosting -- and for sharing in all of your posts always.

Small City Scenes said...

Neat shots. How great to see the Whales. Beautiful area up that a way.
MB

The happy wanderer. said...

A great collection, Eileen. It continues to show what a great holiday you had.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a fantastic trip you had to see the Whales and Seals. Great shots eileen and thanks for hosting. Have a wonderful weekend.

felix-traumland.eu said...

wow, 100 - gratulieren, schön das ich dich gefunden habe
liebe grüße
regina

NatureFootstep said...

wow, what an experience! This is such a great place for wildlife and gorgeous nature. I´m glad you share it with us.

Thanks for hosting. :)

Phil Slade said...

Good Morning Eileen. And thank you for inviting me along today to share my blog. I am so envious of your whale watching and seabirds excursion. The Humpback Whale pictures are just brilliant, as are those of the lines of murres and auklets. A great trip indeed.

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Eileen, it is so exciting to see the whale and seals! Love all your sea critters. Have a wonderful Saturday!

Sue said...

Good Morning, Eileen
Loved the whale photos. What an enjoyable sighting that must have been. I'm so happy you were able to capture such good photos---not an easy thing to do.
Have a good weekend!
:)

rupam sarma said...

Another beautiful post, Loved all photos.
~ Have a nice weekend ~

Tom said...

WOW! Number 100, such great sea life.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Congratulations on the 100th Annerversary of the critter party, and thank you so much for hosting.What an amazing experience you had, and your whale photos are wonderful.

rainfield61 said...

Oh, that is a whale, a humpback whale.

Marie C said...

LOVE those whale watching photos, and all the seals! Great shots of them and also of the birds. A fun seaside post! Thanks for hosting the meme. 100th Anniversary! Wow!

Lynne said...

Happy 100th Saturday's Critters Day . . .
What a thrill for you to see the Humpback Whales and for us to catch a picture glimpse too.
And to see all your other Critters these past weeks, along with the many others is amazing.
Even though I am not always posting pictures for this meme I am thinking about it often.
During the three weeks I was busy outdoors cleaning and raking leaves, I seldom saw many of my bird critter friends.
Since our cooler weather arrived and the fierce winds arrived they have been back in droves.
Busy days at the feeders once again!
Yesterday as I was getting Snickers ready for her morning walk I saw a small Juncoe sitting on top of one of the feeders. It would have been a perfect picture had I not had Snickers in her leash ready to go out. Interesting it was to remember the Juncoe because as we walked the snow began to fly in. I know not many enjoy the colder weather, snowy days and such, but I do and I love that I can feed the critters that frequent our wintery days.
If only Peacefulness like that could exist everywhere . . . My heart goes out to beautiful Paris City and its family. So tragic!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Whales, it is beautiful shooting of yours, excellent photos.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a super adventure to see whales, seals, auks... WOW!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I always love seeing your birds. But today the humpback whale, seals and sea lions stole the show for me. Thanks for hosting this meme. Have a great Saturday. Jo

Brian King said...

Beautiful! I've never been to see the whales, but that would be quite a thrill! Seals, too, as I've only seen them at aquariums.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

How amazing to see the whales! Thanks for hosting!

Blogoratti said...

Splendid scenery and photos indeed.

Debbie said...

what a thrill it would be to see the whales and seals. we always get the christmas seals at sandy hook, but they are so difficult to get close to, see and photograph!!!

many thanks for hosting!!!!

Jeevan said...

Amazing post and very beautiful photos on the birds that sails peacefully... I am sure it must be adventures to watch whales and you took stunning shots! I have seen Sea Lions only at an amusement park here which held sea lions shows very long back.

Sharon Wagner said...

I'll never forget whale watching on the Big Island. Having breakfast and watching whales in Hilo. So cool. Nice captures!

DeniseinVA said...

Brilliant photos Eileen, what a great trip you had with so many photo opportunities to bring back and share with us. Thank you, I enjoyed each one. I am aching for the people of France today, I have no words to properly say how I feel.

Linda W. said...

Cool shots of the whales! And congrats on Saturdays Critters No. 100!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Congrats on the 3-figure "weekaversity!" That whale watching trip really delivered some great sightings and beautiful photos!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'll bet you hated that trip.

Rose said...

I bet you had the best time...I would sure have enjoyed seeing all of these.

Katarina said...

Impressive shots, Eileen!
Happy Weekend!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great selection of critters, Eileen. The whale shots are fantastic!
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Christine said...

Hi Eileen and congrats on 100 Saturday critter link ups! It is so much fun so thanks so much for hosting!
I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the photos of your trip and am in awe of the whales! Fantastic photos!
Have a lovely weekend!

Bethany Carson said...

It must have been very neat to see the whales! I love your photos of the seals and sea lions as well, and lighthouses are always awesome! Thank you for hosting this link-up!

Powell River Books said...

How timely! I just finished reading Lyn Hancock's book that included lots of information about Rhinoceros Auklets and Murres. Now I know what they look like. Her books are from the 60s and 70s, but nature is timeless. - Margy

GreenComotion said...

Fantastic post, Eileen.
The photos of the Humpback Whale are very well done and an exquisite treat - thank you for the photos & hosting!
Have a Lovely Weekend!!
Peace :)

Happyone said...

How exciting to see the whales!! : )

sandyland said...

so cute all facing same way

RedPat said...

What a fabulous trip that was! Thanks for hosting and congrats on the 100!

Mama Zen said...

Amazing shots! I would love to go whale watching.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful whales! how neat! happy 100!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Wonderful Whales and oh, I sure like the Murres. Have a tremendous Sunday.

The Yum List said...

Oh wow, I'd love to go on a whale watching tour.

Ana Freire said...

What a fantastic trip!
And what a great sequence of such amazing images, Eileen!
I loved them all... as usual... :-D
Thanks for sharing...
Have a happy Sunday ahead, Eileen!
Ana

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congrats Eileen on your 100th link-up. I have been enjoying the eagles on your FB, here your whale watching photos are awesome!

b.."E"..th said...

very cool. i think it is awesome that you made it to 100 posts. very cool. whales are the greatest, love that you got to capture one. ( :

Linda said...

Glorious series, Eileen! Beautiful and majestic.

Elaine said...

Lovely photos, Eileen! We always enjoy visiting that area, but we haven't taken a whale watching cruise.

Linda said...

I wonder how the cute little auklet feels about being called a rhinoceros!

Stephanie said...

Love all the great shots!

Merlesworld said...

I never been whale watching, lots come up our coast well they do now that the Japanese stopped hunting them, one day I will go, they are truly wonderful creatures.
Merle.............

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Again - more great photos from our area of the country - so much to see and do here. I'm so glad you had such a nice vacation - the whale watching tour looks fantastic. We went on one in mid June - saw some grand whales. Great photos - love the "bird parade" - spectacular photo.

Anni said...

Oh Eileen...where do I begin. First congratulations on the century mark!! What a milestone for Saturday Critters.

Secondly, the birds. Totally awesome. And thirdly, the whales and the seals and not to forget the lighthouse. All so thrilling and gorgeous.

Thank you for adding the link on your post for I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

Halcyon said...

Wow! I'm very impressed with the whale shots. I have seen them on those tours, but was never fast enough with the camera to get a good picture.

retriever said...

Wonderfull post and photos.

Crissi said...

Excellent photos Eileen!
Happy Sunday
hug Crissi

Wandering Wren said...

100 posts that has flown by - if you pardon the critter pun!
Have a good week.
Wren x

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great to see the humpbacks and i love the photo of the rhinoceros auklet leading the other birds

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh wonderful to be able to see those whales!!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Congratulations for your 1ooth anniversary for Saturday's Critters. There are many interesting photos. The Humpback Whale watching is very fantastic. I have never seen these whales very near. I only watched whales in Hawaii Island, but we could watchthem very far away.

Nick V. said...

Congratulations on the 100th Critters post, Eileen, may you have many many more!
Thankd for hosting and for another week of delightful photos.

May the world learn to live in peace...
http://nicholasjv.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/music-saturday-for-paris.html

Missy George said...

Great shots..My favorite subjects..Coastline and whales..Can't get enough of those..Hope you are having a good weekend, Eileen..

A Quiet Corner said...

OMG! Humpback whales...you are so lucky to have seen them, let alone get pix, Eileen! You must have been soooo excited...I know I would be and to place them for your 100th celebratory pix...even better!...:)JP

Ela said...

I love whales and seals! Great to see how they were splashing in the water !!
Fantastic shots !! Greetings !

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Our photos said...

Wow, I love this !

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, you have been able to go to so many wonderful places and see so many birds! You are truly blessed!

carol l mckenna said...

Love the whales and dolphins ~ Great shots all of your photos!

Yes ~ we need peace some how, some way ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A true milestone for someone like you whose photos are amazing, and always perfectly captured and inspiring! The whale photos are incredible! It reminds me of my days whale watching when we lied in Alaska -- There is truly nothing like it, they are magnificent and beautiful.

J said...

I'm delighted you got a chance to whale watch - and were rewarded with that amazing sight! I'll bet the experience is one that words can never really describe!

Lowcarb team member said...

Those whale shots are just great - wonderful to see.

All the best Jan

Hannah said...

You captured so many birds, and the humpback whale photos are great with all the bumps on its head. The only time I went whale-watching I was seasick and didn't see one.

facile et beau - Gusta said...

beautiful images. I whish I could see a whale so near.... you are so lucky :)
have a nice day
gusta