Humpback Whales

Many whales head to Antarctic waters during the Antarctic summer because the sea is full of their favourite food: krill. A humpback whale eats about one ton of krill each day. They fatten up and head to warmer waters during other seasons for breeding purposes.

If the captain spots a whale, he stops the ship and positions it for good viewing. We also see whales from Zodiak cruises.

This is the “hump” which gives the humpback its name.

There are often many birds following whales hoping for leftovers. These are Kelp Gulls

This is likely a mother and her calf.

The Humpback “blow” is said to look like candy floss.

Humpbacks often show their flukes.

January 20, 2017

Miles Hearn

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