A humpback lunge-feeding
Today was a good day in the bay. The weather was a bit on the downside, a bit of wind, raindrops now and then and also some fog, but our brave passengers did not let that affect them and were awarded greatly!
For most of the day we saw several humpbacks, including one which has stayed with us now for several weeks and another one which came to the bay last summer as well. We also saw some minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and of course plenty of puffins!
One of the humpbacks ("Konni", our long time visitor) was seen lunge-feeding close to the mouth of the glacier river Skjálfandafljót, followed by a big flock of arctic terns which were picking up the leftovers. Lunge-feeding is a feeding method often affiliated with humpbacks but is used by many species of the rorqual family, which includes f.ex. minkes, humpbacks and fin whales.
Also, if any of you have already been out with us and have some photos you would like to share with us we welcome any images either by e-mail or uploaded as fan-photos at facebook (see link to the left.) 🙂