Konni and friends
On both trips today (10:00 and 13:30) we found several humpback whales and we counted at least six individuals in the bay, most of them a bit closer to the mountains (further west) than yesterday.
One of the humpback whales that we are watching these days is actually a very special one: We call him (or her?) Konni and this whale has become probably one of the most photographed whales here in Skjálfandi Bay over the years. This whale has been photographed now for seven years in a row here in Skjálfandi Bay, so it keeps coming back every summer since 2006, making him/her the current recordholder of all the humpback whales that we have seen here in the bay since we started whale watching.
We know this whale so well, because it is possible to identify humpback whales individually by the black and white pattern that they have on the underside of their fluke. There are no two whales that look the same (have the same pattern), so it is pretty similar to a human fingerprint.
Hopefully Konni (and all the other humpback whales) will stay a bit longer here in the bay, and hopefully this well-known humpback whale will continue coming into Skjálfandi Bay also next summer.