Friday, 2 December 2016

-Photographs by Megan Whittaker

Another fabulous day, started the tour with a breath-taking colourful and vibrant sunrise over the mountains. It was windier today but we didn't feel it until much further into the fjord. On the way the guide saw a quick sighting of a minke whale but unfortunately only the guide saw it as it surfaced quickly and only once. We decided to not wait long because we wanted to get out to where the humpbacks were waiting for us, in roughly the same area we were the last couple of days, just east of Hjalteyri. They were more spread out than the days before and quite difficult to predict where and when they will surface. They seemed to be communicating with each other today, three individuals in different areas tail-lobbing causing a big splash and sounds. Fishermen in the area are letting us know that there is quite a lot of herring and copepods in the fjord at the moment the humpbacks are munching on. It was hard to count how many humpback whales we saw today but we estimate at least 8 individuals. Names include 'King Louis', 'Adam', 'Cosmo', 'Avalanche' and 'Newbie' and a few others that I can not recognise at this time. It was very chilly on the way home so most came into the warm saloon and enjoyed a hot beverage. Another awesome day with the Eyjafjord Humpbacks.