Sunday afternoon show
Once again we had a very succesful whale watching day!
In the morning we just left the harbor when we spotted some harbor porpoises. But since these animals are very shy and usually try to avoid the boat we sailed further west, where we encountered a humpback whale. It was very calm and relaxed, spending a long time just floating at the surface. This gave us the chance to see the long white flippers shining through the water surface They’re very characteristic for this species: The pectoral fins of the humpback whales are the longest of all the whales!
In the afternoon the wind picked up. However, we had no difficulties in finding the wildlife! First we observed a minke whale and got some very close looks at it. Further west we encountered the humpback whale again. But it wasn’t sleepy any more! Suddenly it started breaching!!! It jumped out of the water, then turned on its back, waving with the long flippers and slapping with the mighty tail at the sea surface, what we call ‘lobtailing’! All of us, passengers and crew, were excited! What an incredible show!!!! J
Breaching humpback whale (photo: Luisa Klotz)
Lobtailing humpback whale (photo: Luisa Klotz)