#humpback lunge feeding in arctic #norway . You never know where the next spectacle will take place until the surface is literally exploding. Herrings are jumping everywhere and a group of giants breaks through with mouths wide open catching hundreds of fish at a time. Such an amazing natural spectacle to witness!!! #humpbackwhale#lungefeeding#wale#norway @norway_travel @northernnorway #nature#wildlifephotography
Searching for salmon and finding humpbacks, no complaints from me. They are such unfathomable creatures, so immense. At one point they came so close to us we could see bubbles coming from underneath the boat. I can’t really explain the mixture of excitement, awe and disbelief, but I can say I want to experience it again. Thanks for the memories @otbcharters and @fishingbc
The Humpback has made it to the home land! Ennismore is where it all began, the home town. Where Luke grew up, where the trade was passed down and where he found a passion for making spirits. Valuable lessons were learned here, like the importance of doing things properly, even if it means doing things the hard way. Luke honors the traditional way of making spirits like his grandfather taught him, to do with your hands, no computers allowed.
Oh whale hello there! This humpback decided to come right up and get a close look at us humans floating in the water. These encounters can be a lot to take in when the whale is 50 feet long and her fins are as long as you are tall. Just so many incredible moments from Tonga, just wow ✨🤩 📷 @karimiliya
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As the sun is barely peeking over the horizon in Northern Norway this time of the year, we only had a few hours of sunlight each day to encounter these giants.
Shortly before the Humpback Whale is descending for a dive they are showing off with their amazing tails.
Such a magical moment! 🐋
With @articaadventures & @Beyer_photo
Those bumps on this Humpbacks... back; are an unknown phenomenon popping up on Humpbacks all over the world. It’s different than the tubercules found on their faces, and whale biologists worry it could be an indicator of poor health. #sciencemystery
The start of our 29th year of ‘Whales of the Silver Bank’ expeditions is just over 2 months away! 🐋 🎉 ——
We’re ready to be back with the humpback whales and are super excited to share the exciting surface activity and soft-in-water encounters with our new & returning guests! ——-
This is what a ‘soft-in-water encounter’ looks like. It’s not scuba diving, nor is it aggressive swimming or free diving. It is passive, non-aggressive floating on the surface, in mask, fins & snorkel, allowing the whale to develop an interest in humans. It is finding a cooperative, tolerant and/or curious whale and meeting that whale in the water, calmly and peacefully, permitting a rare and treasured encounter between human and cetacean. ——
A few spaces just became available for you to join us this February or April, or book ahead for 2020 - our 30th anniversary season! Contact us via web link in bio 💻
A humpback whale mother and calf swim off into the distance with their long term future still in the balance. Before a moratorium on commercial whaling in 1985, all populations of humpback whales were greatly reduced, some by more than 95 percent. The species is increasing in abundance in much of its range, but faces continues to face serious threats from entanglement in fishing gear, vessel strikes, vessel-based harassment, underwater noise, and habitat impacts. Having spent extensive time in the water with these magnificent animals and fully appreciating their unique and special place in the ocean web of life, I hope we can work towards their continued survival. We owe them that.
🙌 Dive in with us next week at our #AsiaPacific Day for the Ocean as we change the 🌊 tide on #ocean health and boost support for #SDG14 ! #SaveOurOcean 🐳🐡🐋🐬🐟🐠🐙🐚
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