Photo Fave: Gray whale in the Klamath River, northern California

Whale-watching at the Klamath River, California.
As we drove away from Crescent City, California, earlier this week, we were surprised to find a number of people walking along the raised edge of this bridge pointing down into the Klamath River and snapping photographs. By the time we crept through the crowd to the other end of the bridge, we remembered hearing someone mention a whale having traveled up a river somewhere in northern California earlier this summer. Sure enough, this was it–still there since late June.  

Any whale sighting can be exciting, but watching a gray whale swim below you in a fresh water river is unforgettable. My daughter, a budding marine biologist, did not want to leave. You can read more about the gray whale in this article at the Huff Post SF

This post is part of Photo Friday at and the Travels with Baby Photo Fave series. Have a great weekend! 

Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli
Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby guidebooks

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  1. niceholiday

    Thank you for sharing your exciting experience.

    Cheap Holidays

  2. Sonja

    Amazing you got to see such a unique happening!

  3. Jessica

    What a once in a lifetime experience! I bet she will never forget.

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