Sunday, 1 July 2018

It was a beautiful day in Eyjafjordur, there was almost no wind and during the afternoon the sun came out in full strength. It was a busy day in the fjord with several humpbacks whales close to the old herring factory Hjalteri, at least one Minke whale and a group of northern bottlenose whales. We were very happy to see the northern bottlenose whales are still in the fjord. Especially the passengers on the rib boat were able to observe this group of whales closely. They are quite special visitors and not a species that we would quickly expect to see in our fjord, since these animals tend to live in the open waters far offshore.
The humpback whales were showing different types of behaviour, feeding, travelling and resting. A number of times the whales surfaced very close to the boat, to the passengers delight and  surprise.

Text by Anouk de Plaa and pictures by Tess Hudson