I went off for another whale watching trip yesterday with a friend from Flickr, (again with http://aquaticbluecharters.com.au, and we had 5 whales come in so close to the boat my lens was too long! They went under us several times, it was just fantastic to see these huge creatures ? bigger than the boat ? carefully coming up next to us. I?m not sure who was watching who!
I hadn?t seen spy hopping before, they were definitely as curious about us as we were about them. I suspect we may be their entertainment.
I like this one because you can see all the whales tummy under the water. They were unbelievably close, it was just magical.
Humpback whales, megaptera novaeangliae