Three species close up!
We’re kind of getting used to the autumn-like weather, so we weren’t really surprised when also this day started quite grey and misty. We sailed into the western part of the bay, aiming for the fishrock. The area around the fishrock is known to be a rich fishing ground for the fishermen and thus a rich feeding area for the marine mammals. So it was today: Suddenly we came across a group of white beaked dolphins. First we spotted only one individual, but then we encountered more and more of them and finally we were surrounded by these beautiful creatures. When we approached the fishrock, we also spotted a grey seal. Although we don’t have seal populations here in Skjálfandi Bay, they are occasionally visitors and it was so cute to see this animal sticking its head out of the water and taking a shy look at us. A bit further north we saw a big blow arising from the sea surface – deefinitely a big animal! It was a humpback whale, who was busy feeding in the area. We slowly approached it, but always made sure to keep distance to not to interrupt the animal. However, the whale decided to approach us and surfaced right next to the boat! And finally we observed a minke whale in the same area, joining the feeding party. Three species in one tour – that’s great! In the afternoon we were lucky again and spotted all three species again. Seriously – there’s no reason to complain about the animals these days. But we mustn’t speak about the weather… 😉