Dealing with wildlife means that some days can be surprisingly incredible and some days can be surprisingly difficult. Today it was definitely the second case. A very sneaky minke whale was the only star in the fjord, and we had quite an hard time trying to spot and follow this whale. But all the crew did its best and, keeping following a respectful code of conduct towards the whale, at last we managed to have also quite a few close sightings in both our tours. Minke whales are much more difficult and shy than humpbacks, but they have their good reasons, given that this is the main species of whale that nowadays it is still being hunted in Norway, Japan and Iceland. On the way back we also managed to spot some harbour porpoises, happily swimming very close to our boat.
Text and pictures by Annalisa Sambolino