Humpback whale feeding – 1

lunging humpback whale
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Seagull caught 2

As mentioned earlier this has been an excellent year for humpback whale viewing at Grizzly Bear Lodge.  Some interesting pictures were taken of the whale’s lunge feeding on the many herring balls at Bold Head near Johnstone Strait. The herring balls are a result of the many duck feeding and the herring’s defense is to form a revolving ball, which attract the seagulls and the whales. A whale will come up beneath the herring ball with its mouth open and catch as many herring as possible and in this case a seagull.  Check the cropped picture.