A breaching humpback in the fog!
It has been very foggy today in Skjálfandi Bay, but despite the fog, the whale watching has been fantastic!
On our tour at 10:00 we encountered three different humpback whales (one of them lob-tailing a few times) and a small group of white-beaked dolphins close to Lundey, the puffin island.
Also on the next trip at 13:30 we found three humpback whales, one of them feeding at the surface among lots of seabirds and taking only very short and shallow dives.
The highlight of the day was the tour at 17:00, when we found our first humpback whale just after about 15-20 minutes of sailing. We had been watching it for a little while, when it all of a sudden started breaching completely out of the water! During the next minutes, about 10 more jumps followed and as the whale had finished its jumping action, it started to roll around and slapping with its long white flippers at the surface! A really spectacular sight!
When the whale had finished its exercises, we left the entertaining humpback whale and found another humpback whale and also a minke whale in the area west of Lundey.
All in all, a very successful day in foggy conditions :-).
The Humpback Whale jumping close to Húsavík on the 17:00 tour today (Photo: Christian Schmidt)