And the lights went on…
Today’s tour can be summed up by comparing it with the current sunlight in Iceland. The tour started like the visit of a large desert, with Skjalfandi Bay playing here the role of a large sandy and empty lanscape. Not a sign of life appeared for more than an hour.
And just like the long dark hours that our lattitudes offer us in this late Fall, the night eventually ended and the lights went on for a fantastic turn of events. We spotted no less than 8 humpback, appearing within very close range sometimes, for a crazy feeding party! As they fed on the surface, we could see their opened mouth, baleen plates and ventral pleats on many occurences.
At the end of the tour, having such a great show had definitely warmed up our guests and rewarded their patience.
Whale watching IS a waiting game. And today, we won!
The first appearance of a whale today, near the beautiful mountains of Viknafjoll
“Today’s menu will be the special Skjalfandi Fresh Sushi….”
Question: How many whales are there in this picture?
The answer is 5 (One on the right appeared in the perspective of the opened mouth of its closest feeding companion). And as you can see, they were really close!