Slipstreaming

Many of our encounters with these beautiful creatures were very fleeting. Despite their size humpback whales are very fast and very agile when they want to be. It is often quite deceptive just how fast they really are moving. This young male, like many others was not interested in spending time lolling on the surface […]

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Scratch My Belly

Like a puppy dog he rolled over and over with joyful abandon. You could almost feel the whale speak, ‘scratch my belly’. There was absolutely no doubt that he loved our attention and we all loved his even if it was a little scary and intimidating at times. Our experience with George off the island […]

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Ballistic Joy

Imagine for a moment you are battleship engaged in some mortal cat and mouse game with an enemy submarine. Suddenly out of the deep blue gloom a long grey torpedo shaped object comes into view heading directly for midships. With no time for evasive maneuvers, counter measures are your only hope now. Closer and closer […]

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Love

Some moments are beyond words, beyond description. In this moment the ocean’s murky gloom fell away as mother brought her newborn calf out of the deep water towards the light and the life-giving air above. In this moment I forgot I was hanging in a vast ocean far away from my everyday life. All that […]

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