Blue whale party
We had an amazing day on Friday. We encountered lots of humpback whales with some of them breaching and blue whales.
However, the most special trip I ever had started at 8pm. We went out with the hope to see the biggest animal on earth again but if you do trips to see wild life you never know what is waiting for you or not. The journey started quit slow since the whales had been far north the whole day but the excitement started when we spotted a gigantic blow from far away. As we approached the whale more and more blow´s were visible in close proximity and we found ourselves surrounded by five blue whales and one humpback whale. They looked really busy with feeding and came up in short time intervals. One blue whale surfaced only 10 m away from the boat another time a blue was rolling at the surface and one could see the pectoral fin and we saw a blue whale fluke several times. Overall, this was the most impressive blue whale encounter I ever had and it is amazing to see that there are still enough blue whales for a little blue whale party. On a trip like that you can even see that the eyes of the guide become a little moist…
Blue whale coming up next to the boat (picture by Beate Zein)