Humpback whales often seem as interested in watching us as we are in watching them. Sometimes they'll stay alongside the boat for hours and seem to enjoy the interaction with all the people pointing and taking their picture. Pods with hundreds of common dolphin frequent the California Channel Islands. I shot this video on the Condor Express run by Captain Dave Beezer. I used an HVR-V1U HDV camera. For more information contact Jim Knowlton of Blue Ocean Productions:

You can also find some of these scenes on my website:

Whales:

Dolphins: