A fantastic May has come to an end !
May has been a very successful month. We have had good weather conditions and we have seen whales on almost all of our tours. In total, six species of whales have been spotted: The mighty blue whale has been seen on several tours (just like in April, when some of them showed up surprisingly early), and we have also seen humpback and minke whales almost every day. Also the smaller toothed whales, the white-beaked dolphins and the harbour porpoises have been sighted regularly and at the end of the month, even a group of killer whales paid us a short visit here in Skjálfandi Bay.
Also the seabirds are arriving in big numbers and the bay is full of puffins, kittiwakes, fulmars, arctic terns and gannets these days.
Following are some pictures that I took in May 🙂
– Guide Christian
A feeding Humpback Whale
A curious Seal taking a look at our boat
A group of Killer Whales on a hunt
A Gannet relaxing on the calm sea
A Minke Whale surfacing
A big Blue Whale taking a big breath
A Puffin taking off
A White Beaked Dolphin playing around the boat
An Arctic Tern on a look out
The Mountains of Creeks taking a sunbath in the midnight sun
A powerful spout of a big Blue Whale
Our guides Tobba & Sigrún happy after a successful Whale Watching trip