The humpback whales come to our area for one reason and that is to feed. They feed heavily on krill and small fish such as herring. In this photo you can see that the humpback has done what is called a lunge feed. This is where they come straight up with their mouths open and try and consume as many fish as possible. The small fish you can see jumping are herring.
Yes this is a “dead duck”, a common murre and we made sure we had a good photo. This was the proof of a murder and the guilty party was a transient killer whale. It was not a guess on my guest’s part as we saw a lone transient spend half an hour playing with and eventually killing four murres. I have seen this behaviour before but it was a small pod teaching their young the skill necessary to catch seals. Approach from beneath and throw it into the air but in this case it was an adult and not doing it for food.Visit our Blog