Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The sky was dark and overcast, threatening to rain, and the swell started to rise throughout the day. Despite the weather, there were many humpbacks whales in the Eyjafjord. Our first sights of the day were two humpbacks, but they were not together. As we continued scanning the fjord further north, caught sight of three more blows, also in different areas. We spent some time in a whale that was feeding sometimes and turning over on the surface. Quite nice behaviour to look at. In the afternoon was not different as we had one whale alone and two groups of two and three humpbacks northern of Hjateyri. Harbour porpoises were also spotted together with the group of three whales. We estimated that about eight to ten humpbacks have been seen today in Eyjafjord.  Although the cold weather, all the passengers were very happy to see so many whales.

Photographs and text by Manu Bassoi.