Mellow and Mom

My first day on the water. My first calf of the season.

humpback whale

I named this one Mellow, in honour of Paul from Dive Vava'u.

Paul described the mother and calf as "really mellow" when he left the calf in my care. Actually, come to think of it, Paul's rather mellow too, so it's a fitting name in more ways than one.

It was overcast, dark and raining by the time I got in with the calf, but I have enough photos to be able to identify both mom and baby if we spot them again later in the season.

Thanks Paul!