Garth Hagerman dot com nature photography by garth hagerman

web
sites

print
design

photography

nature
photography

resumé

availability

blog

genealogy

whatnot

contact


Images sorted by themes:

Waterfalls


Seascapes


Landscapes


Sunsets


Forest Scenes


Wildflowers


Abstracts



Unsorted images:


thumbs, p.1


thumbs, p.2


thumbs, p.3


thumbs, p.4


thumbs, p.5



Nature Photography
DVD Movie


Fin Whale
Near Westport


Web/Tech blog posts

Dead Fin Whale at Blue's Beach (Chadbourne Gulch) Near Westport

On February 9, 2007, I received word of a dead whale washed ashore on a beach south of the town of Westport. I rushed up to check it out in between rain storms. I managed to get a few shots before the yahoos started carving their initials on it, driving their trucks over it (!), and carving off chunks.

It is unusual for a fin whale to wash up on the California Coast; they spend most of their time far out to sea, so when they die they tend to sink far from land.

This female fin whale died out at sea, and was nibbled on by sharks after its death. Biologists are uncertain as to the cause of death.

dead whale on mendocino coast

fin whale at chadbourne gulch
This whale wasn't all that big by whale standards, but its size is still stunning.

fin whale at blues beach
The grooves on a fin whale's chin are similar to those on a humpback whale.

eye of fin whale at blues beach
You can see the whale's eye in this shot.


shark bite - fin whale at blues beach
Is that a shark bite?

For more reading, check out this article on the Blue's Beach whale.


contact info