Tag Archive: whales

Another humpback whale and calf off the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico, by photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk.


A humpback whale mother and calf by photographer Lyle Krannichfeld.

YouTuber Ask A Mortician delves into the story of the Essex whaling ship, which became part of the inspiration for Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.”

A rainbow in whale spume off the coast of Monterey Bay, California, by photographer William Drumm.

Some fishermen noticed a flock of seagulls circling and started filming. Below the surface, a pod of humpback whales are herding a ball of sardines (or some small feeder fish) into a tight group. Then they attack the ball from below, swallowing dozens of fish in one gulp.

The GREMM research team was filming a group of belugas when they realized a narwhal was amongst them! “After the initial excitement of this discovery, our first question was: is this the same individual as the one observed in 2016 and 2017? We therefore landed the drone and took out our camera to take a few snapshopts. After photographing our vagrant as well as his companions from both sides, we were able to confirm that it was indeed the same narwhal!”


A rare sighting of Migaloo, an extremely elusive white whale, photographed by Jenny Dean.

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A humpback whale mother and calf off the coast of Tonga by photographer Fabrice Guerin.

YouTuber Craig Capehart says, “It was a rare clear, crisp, cold, winter day offshore Mbotyi in Pondoland, Eastern Cape province, South Africa (formerly Transkei).”

Humpback Whale in the Forest

This surreal short video made by Gentleman Scholar for Whales and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is even more striking in full-screen mode:

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