Flukes

Flukes

I took these series of photographs while on an excursion off the coast of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico on the Bay of Banderas. The whale was just heading back down into the depths of the water and the whale tail or fluke heads back in and under the waters of the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of North America.  

According to the Enchanted Learning website, “A whale’s tail is composed of two lobes, each of which is called a fluke. There is a notch, a v-shaped indentation where the flukes (or lobes) of a whale’s tail meet. Flukes move up and down to propel the whale through the water.” 

These were probably humpback whales but I am not entirely sure. According also to the Internet, “From Mid-December through March, these waters are filled with magic, as the humpbacks come here to calve.” 

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