Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Another challenging yet, eventually, quite rewarding day spent out in the Eyjafjordur. The first 3/4 of the tour were, indeed, quite unsuccessful: we headed North, arriving almost to the entrance of the fiord without seeing any cetaceans. With a beautiful sunny day and calm weather it was, however, an impressive tour following both the East and the West coasts of this impressive fiord. It wasn’t until the very end that, finally, we spotted an impressive pod of 5 Humpback whales. Better than that, upon our arrival we gazed them feeding in the surface (a particular behavior called lunge feeding), and showing aerial behaviors such as pectoral waving and a peduncle throwing at the very end! Although we spent a rather short time with the animals, the waiting was definitely totally worth it!

Pictures and text by Alberto Alejandro