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Checking out the Zodiacs  

Checking out the Zodiacs

The Whales

March 5th 2016
Megaptera novaeangliae means ‘big wings of New England’ more commonly known as the humpback whale. These are the gentle giants of the sea – playful, gentle giants that we had the pleasure of spending a few hours with in Wilhelmena Bay. There were dozens of humpbacks and all the Zodiacs spent time with several individuals. We also had sightings of minke whales, fin whales and a rare glimpse ... read more
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 Flag Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas sou... ... read more
5th March 2016

Humpback Hello
Wonderful pics of humpbacks at play. Incredible you can do so from inflatables and not have these giants tipping you over. My experience is humpbacks do not breach in still water but I have only seen them on their migrations down the eastern coast of Oz so conditions are different. In rough seas I have seen them leap from the sea with smiles on their faces. Your pics look as if they are talking to you.

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