This is my personal blog thanks for stopping by. I write about what I see and experience while I am out Whale Watching. I am far from a writer but know my way around the ocean and a camera. My focus is capturing images of Humpback Whales here in the waters of NYC, LI and North NJ also known as the Western New York Bight.
I go out on a few boats to get these photos. One boat I own is named the “SHIP OF FOOLS” (SOF) and I run out of Bay Park, East Rockaway N.Y. The other boat is the famous American Princess Cruises (AP) with Gotham Whale (GW) out of Riis Landing in Queens N.Y. It is NYC's only Whale Watching boat and I can't stress this enough...you have to get on the AP for a NYC whale watch, it is incredible!
I work GW's social media platforms, am the official photographer and Photo Curator of the NYC Humpback Whale Catalog (NYCHWC). As Photo Curator, I focus on markings on the fluke or other areas. I match up the flukes and markings to the whales we have in the NYCHWC. When a humpback whale photo has no match to the NYCHWC, a number is assigned (example NYC00011) and that whale is now in the catalog. If it's a match, we have a returning Humpback Whale to the Western Bight.