Photo of the Week: A Rare Sight

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This photo was taken near the mouth of the Bay right off of Cape Henry, Virginia. We witnessed at least 10 to 12 different humpback whales that afternoon in January. Most of them were swimming in pairs, gliding, diving down revealing their flukes. I even saw one breach out of the water in the distance. An amazing day to say the least! 

[I have] so many cherished moments of my life surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. As a child I spent endless hours swimming through the tides. Countless days were played boating, kiteboarding, paddling, or just relaxing in the Bay with friends and family. I've watched the wildlife--egrets, seagulls, turtles, sandpipers, dolphins, and whales--in appreciation. I've been blessed to witness hundreds of glorious sunsets. I was even married to my husband on the shoreline.

The Chesapeake Bay brings so many great memories of the past and should always be protected for the future.

--Heather Bautista

Ensure that Heather and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary sights like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint! 

Do you have a favorite Bay photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's Senior Manager of Digital Media, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org, along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. We look forward to seeing your photos!

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Emmy Nicklin

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