Humpback whale lunge feeding

lunge feeding whale
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Great photo of a humpback whales lunge feeding but not completely successful. Your guide does not look for herring which is the main food of the humpbacks in Grizzly Bear Lodge’s whale watching area rather we look for seagulls.  The diving ducks feed on the herring, which form a tight ball to avoid being eaten.  The herring balls are forced toward the surface by the ducks and this attracts the gulls, which attract the guides.  We position the boats near the gulls and herring balls and wait for the humpback whales. Not all quests manage to get a photo as the waiting game does predict the exact time the lunge will occur but the experience is better than the picture.