Spotty conditions

FIRST PHOTO: Tom Vellani (right) of Kahului and Jean Adams of Michigan join other volunteers in counting whales from the pali scenic lookout off Honoapiilani Highway on Saturday morning during the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Great Whale Count. Results of the count were not immediately available.

SECOND PHOTO: Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist Delphine Berbigier holds on to her hat in high winds while serving as site leader for the scenic lookout counting crew. She said the wind made it difficult to see the whales, although she said her Great Whale Count crew had spotted more than 20 humpbacks so far. “It is so much harder to see them than when it is quiet,” she said.