Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Humpback whales and the fantastic Mr Liable

Today was a whale day! Our lookout spotted two different whales species for us. The first one we encountered were humpback whales. Not one, but two! It didn't take much waiting before the first whale surfaced, and to our surpise it came up close alongside our boat. We spent a bit of time with this juvenile humpback whale before we switched over to the adult. We got to see them on several surfacings and the juvenile even showed us its tail twice. The second whale species of the tour was a large male sperm whale. It was one we know very well, a whale we call Mr Liable. As usual, Mr Liable did not dissapoint us today. He stayed up for a long time so we got to see him well and then he showed us his beautiful big tail. To complete the tour today we also encountered a group of at least 20 common dolphins between our whale encounters. They played around our bow for a bit, putting smiles on everyone's faces as they always do.

Photos from today:

Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Humpback whale tail (compare the white colour under with the all dark sperm whale)

Mr Liable at the surface

Mr Liable diving

Sperm whale (Mr. Liable)

Common dolphin

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