Thomas J Mitchell
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Chin Slapping Humpback

Humpback whales | Ballerinas of the Ocean

, Antarctica, breaching, humpback whale, marine mammals, Vancouver Island, whale watching

A few of my favourite Humpback whale encounters from Antarctica & in the Pacific North West

Chin Slapping Humpback

Chin Slapping Humpback

This encounter was breathtaking and somewhat intimidating, as this big animal slapping his chin onto the surface of the water creating one hell of a loud "SLAP". 

Breaching Humpback #1

Breaching Humpback #1

The typical breach and spin of a Humpback Whale in rough conditions in the Juan De Fuca Strait near Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Humpback @ Useful Island, Antarctica

Humpback @ Useful Island, Antarctica

This was the first Humpback whale I got to interact with from a zodiac in December, 2017.  This big fella I picked up right near Useful Island in the Gerlache Strait.

Humpback whale breaching #2

Humpback whale breaching #2

My first photo I have ever took of a breaching Humpback whale off Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Humpback Whale Fluking

Humpback Whale Fluking

A humpback whale fluking, as he decides for a longer deeper dive in the Errera Channel on the Antarctic Peninsula