Thursday, 02 November 2017

Text and Photographs by Megan Whittaker

It was a very blustery day that seemed to fluctuated in wind strength in the fjord throughout the day. We wrapped up warm and headed out. It was not long until we saw the first blows, just 20 minutes after leaving the harbour, just north of the small village of Svalbardseyri. It has been months since the whales were this far into the fjord and there seemed to be plenty of food available for them. Krill being the food attracting them here at the moment. Just in the first hour we saw a pair and two solitary humpback whales. Four in total including the individuals ´Harley Davfinson´and ´Miso´and an individual that had obviously been in an accident with a boat propellor, it had huge indentations in the body behind the dorsal. The other is still yet to be identified.  The scenery was beautiful and we were even at the end of a vibrant rainbow for the majority of the tour.