Saturday, 23 June 2018

We sailed out with very good weather conditions, the sun was shining and the water was very smooth. We were in for quite a surprise, after sailing half an hour we encountered a group of no less then 6 humpback whales lunge feeding together. Surrounding them was a large group of birds going chasing after the left over fish. In the distance we could see more whales feeding.
This type of feeding is not something we often see in the fjord, most of the time the whales feed under the water and by themselves. Today we got a glimpse of their baleen plates as they came out of the water with their mouths wide open. Also some whales rolled onto their side while feeding showing their flippers and parts of their tails.
But the show did not end there, on one of our afternoon tours a whale started breaching and kept on going.
It was an incredible day filled with very active feeding whales.

Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Anna Gunnarsdottir and Liza Roger