|Large finback we found off South Wolf|
On our afternoon trip we spent some time with a finback whale close to Whitehorse but there was a lot of boat traffic so we decided to venture a little further out and we noticed some large splashes towards Eastern Wold so we made our way over and found a fin whale lunge feeding! We spent around 45 minutes with this whale and he would lunge feed, breath a few times and pick up speed (we would see the fluke prints at the surface) and then he would lunge feed again. We must have seen 10-15 lunge feeds but with very few birds feeding in the area it was very difficult to predict where he would come up so I wasn't able to get any great pics.
|First finback we stopped with|
|Lunge feed! You can see the extended ventral pleats|
|This was the lunger!|
Of course we stopped with seals and eagles on both trips as well!
|I am sure you can guess what he is doing|