Antarctic-Bound!

Migrating from west and east coasts of Australia to the Antarctic is one mammoth migration. Each year humpback whales spend the winter breeding season in the tropical Kimberley and the summer feeding in the productive and krill-filled Southern Ocean.

 

A blue iceberg at 2am in the morning! Were Sam and I seeing things? Photo credit M. Jenner

A blue iceberg at 2am in the morning! Were Sam and I seeing things?

 

Full Pouch! The flat upper jaw can be seen on the right of this rotating Humpback whale, the full pouch with expanded ventral pleats evident on the left. Photo credit M. Jenner

Full Pouch! The flat upper jaw can be seen on the right of this rotating Humpback whale, the full pouch with expanded ventral pleats evident on the left.

 

Barnacle-studded tail flukes make for easy individual identification of this Humpback whale! Photo credit M. Jenner

Barnacle-studded tail flukes make for easy individual identification of this Humpback whale!

 

The splashes in the middle of this drydock blue berg nicely show the U-shaped harbour-like enclosure, caused by water erosion. Photo credit M. Jenner

The splashes in the middle of this drydock blue berg nicely show the U-shaped harbour-like enclosure, caused by water erosion.

 

Head Slap! In the fog a Humpback whale slaps and splashes! Photo credit M. Jenner

Head Slap! In the fog a Humpback whale slaps and splashes!

 

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