Friday, 9 June 2017

Conditions were just perfect today in the morning: flat seas and fantastic visibility. A large blow was then seen further out and as we sailed north, a humpback whale. The whale was very calm and only resting on the surface. The captain decided to continue sailing north, and more three humpbacks were spotted in different places. This time the whales were more active, diving and showing the flukes. Moreover, in the way back, watching our last humpback whale, what a surprised when the animal just started waiving its pectoral flipper! A whale wave surely is something special and we truly enjoyed this moment. At the way back many seabirds were seen: arctic terns, eider ducks, herring gulls, black-headed gulls, northern fulmars, arctic skua, and kittiwakes.

Pictures and text by Manu Bassoi.