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"Thick low cloud today, so it was darker, the chill in the air was chillier. Orcas were scarce today but we still managed to find a few pods. The herring were amazing! In huge schools! From the surface the deep schools look like a dark, shadowy, cloud that could lurk its way into a village and unknowingly encroach in on the dreams of the innocent......🤪 *insert screams and vampire sound effects 🤣.* Anywho, back to the herring! They are mesmerizing these school when brought to the surface in their masses hypnosis you with their wriggles left and wriggles right, their silvery bodies highlighting against the green sea then disappearing again. You can see millions of black dots, tiny eyes looking around. Then there’s the #schweppervescence #herringfizz #feargas #herringfarts #herringvesence #bubbles , suddenly you hear the #shhhick or shake and you’re surrounded by a #gassillion (see what I did there 😆) bubbles, spherical in all sizes. A huge bubble screen. It’s like nothing else! 💙🐋 Here’s 3 male orcas coming in to checkout the herring ball, unfortunately they didn’t stick around but maybe they went back to tell the others. #Cantwaitfortomorrow #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #spekkhogger orcas #wuworcas18 #orcasome #herring #feeding #youcanjustseethethird #justwatchedthehauntingofhillhouse #shachi #kaudszarnyudelphin "
Norwegian Wonderland There are no words describe the world which has greeted us every morning here in the fjords of Skjervøy, Norway. It presses all of my buttons on what makes our world beautiful. Snow capped mountains, forests, an extraordinary sunrise, dramatic clouds and the ocean all in one amazing and integrated earthscape. This really is a very special part of the world and I know how privileged I am to be here. The fact that the orca and humpback whales inhabit these beautiful waters as well make being here a humbling experience which I am so grateful to have the chance to experience. Photo: Robert Rath, 'Norwegian Wonderland', 1/1000s f/2.8 ISO640 70mm #travel #landscape #panorama #norway #Skjervøy #fjords #mountains #seascape #photography #awesome #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18
Today we’re are back a day early to escape an unpleasant storm coming and to ensure our guests are able to get to where they need to safely on time. Even so,our week was full of incredible sights and experiences. The Humpbacks and Orcas are just incredible, #orcasome in fact. Every moment was one to remember and cherish. To be able to experience their passes, their feeding, their sounds, their casualness, their approach, them swimming upside down and flipping around! No matter how brief or dark, it’s thrilling and it’s an absolute privilege. I can’t wait to share more experiences with the next groups. Together the anticipation of what will happens next is all part of the excitement and what makes it different everyday!!! Here’s a portrait of when the sky was clear and the sun peaked just above the mountain tops to create what I call an #UnderwaterAurora ! It’s so beautiful #jawdroppinglystunning , yet another #unicornmoment for me 💙 Join us in 2019 www.whalesunderwater.com #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #orcas #spekkhogger #wuworcas18 #orcasome #shachi #kaudszarnyudelphin
It's All About The Fish When we arrived in Skjervøy we realised for certain that it's all about the fish and not the orca. This little Norwegian town with it's spectacular backdrop of snow capped peaks is all about fishing. When we arrived in port we were struck with the scale of the fishing support infrastructure for such a tiny place. On the wharves were cranes so large they'd be at home on a multistory construction site. Here they were being uses to haul fish and fishing nets from the boats. As for the orca, those beautiful creatures I came half way around the world to swim with, you can see a few here in this image frustrating the fishermen as they haul in their nets. Usually the orca will circle the nets pulling herring through the netting one by one. A riskier but more productive tactic is to jump into the net, not to eat the herring, but to force the fishermen to release the net and releasing all the captured herring to the attendant orca, humpback whales and seagulls, So it's always been all about the fish here in Skjervøy and the orca, though a nuisance to the fishers are a boon for us Photo: Robert Rath, 'It's All About The Fish', 1/1600s f/2.8 ISO640 70mm ... more at https://wetshutter.com #fishing #fishingboat #netting #orca #killerwhales #cetacean #ocean #Norway #Skjervoy #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #seagulls #birds #photography
#Repost @pnwprotectors with @get_repost ・・・ Orca protectors, today let’s Share our love for the 74 Southern Resident Orcas with our friends & families to encourage more people to protect our Orcas and join us in calling (tweeting, messaging, writing) Governor Jay Inslee each day, asking him to breach the lower four snake river dams in 2018 to save the Orcas & feed them Chinook Salmon! . Phenomenal photograph by the amazingly talented: @greg.lecoeur ・・・ Epic encounter with orcas in Norway with a female sharing herring with her calf. . . . . #orca #killerwhale #whalesunderwater #coldwater #herring #migration #photojournalism #nature #ocean #wildlifephotography #fjord #H2ovoyage #nauticam #nikon #tokina #aqualung #diveralertnetwork #underwaterphotography #travelphotography #natgeo . @aqualungdivers @h2ovoyage @nauticamhousings @diversalertnetwork @imagesphotonice
Special moments with this beautiful Humpback mum & calf in the warm tropical waters of the South Pacific. #whalewednesday #whalesunderwater
We go back to Tromso, Big storm will coming. So today was the last day and was amazing day. This is the moment we joined a Pod of Orca. Respect. 嵐が来るようで予定より一日早くトロムソへと切り上げ 少々残念な気で迎えた最終日後半、またとない出来事が ポッドと呼ばれるシャチの群れの中で泳ぐ事ができた瞬間の一枚 おじゃましました、そして感謝。 ・ #orca #killerwhale #whale #norway #skjervøy #orcanorway #whalesunderwater #divermag #whalesunderwater18 #blackfish #natgeo #orcasome #canonphotos #シャチ
What does Family mean to you? I think the Orcas are the epitome of Family and not just blood Family either. Within their pod, clan, their community and even beyond. #ResidentOrcas show empathy, care, support, cooperation, understanding, love and respect, unconditionally. Their complexity and intelligence is seemingly far beyond what we can grasp and even comprehend. To me they are not just #apexpredators they are an #apexfamilyunit leading by example on how to treat with respect and compassion from within and also with others. 💙We can definitely #withopenmindsandhearts , learn a lot from them. 🤗🐋 #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #orcas #spekkhogger #wuworcas18 #orcasome #mumandcalf #orcapod #clan #shachi #kaudszarnyudelphin
With a tall (up to 2m) dorsal fin, male orcas are easy to identify. Males born into a pod stay with the family for life, apart from adventures for love, when they leave the family for a few weeks to find mates from outside their gene pool. When we follow a pod, the males are often watching over from the fringes of the main group, with the females and younger animals grouped together in the centre. #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #wuworcas18 #orcas #norway #swimwithwhales Have your own orca adventure in 2019 for details www.whalesunderwater.com/orcas-in-norway/
Orca protectors, today let’s Share our love for the 74 Southern Resident Orcas with our friends & families to encourage more people to protect our Orcas and join us in calling (tweeting, messaging, writing) Governor Jay Inslee each day, asking him to breach the lower four snake river dams in 2018 to save the Orcas & feed them Chinook Salmon! . Phenomenal photograph by the amazingly talented: @greg.lecoeur ・・・ Epic encounter with orcas in Norway with a female sharing herring with her calf. . . . . #orca #killerwhale #whalesunderwater #coldwater #herring #migration #photojournalism #nature #ocean #wildlifephotography #fjord #H2ovoyage #nauticam #nikon #tokina #aqualung #diveralertnetwork #underwaterphotography #travelphotography #natgeo . @aqualungdivers @h2ovoyage @nauticamhousings @diversalertnetwork @imagesphotonice
I very much enjoyed watching this babycalf Humpback 🐋 role in the water, playing. When looking through my photos of my @whalesunderwater trip these pics reminded me to Live life to its fullest, Laugh often and Love deeply. @alexgracexx @ocean #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #kingdomoftonga #whaleswim #wuwtonga18 #whales #nikonaustralia @nikonaustralia @ikelite #humpbackwhale #carpevitam #embracelife #ocean #oceantherapy #oceanlove #oceanminded_arts #oceanconservation #uwphotography #girlswhofreedive #scubadivingwomen #girlsthatscuba #nikonaustralia #myhappyplace
#Repost @waubsbaygallery with @get_repost ・・・ A very exciting collaboration will be happening @waubsbaygallery on Friday 16th November from 5.30pm - 7pm We are thrilled to announce we’re almost ready to launch the 2018 Bicheno Food and Wine festival - signature event exhibition ‘Beneath the Surface’ The exhibition will feature original watercolour paintings by resident artist Vanessa Richardson along with stunning new images by local photographer Mathew Tildesley. (@mat_tildesley ) (Please contact Waubs Bay Gallery to express your interest in attending the launch for catering purposes) #waubsbaygallery #bicheno #bichenofoodandwinefestival #tasmanianartgallery #whalesunderwater #beneaththesurface #tasmanianart #tasmanianartist #tasmanianphotographer #mathewtildesley #vanessarichardsonart #greateasterndrive #eastcoasttasmania #humpbackwhale #eventstasmania #tasmania #juststop #tassiestyle #tourismtasmania
Breakfast Gatecrashers Out before sunrise we headed east then south from Skjervøy in search of orca and hopefully to observe their hunting prowess on the migrating herring. The orca hunt herring by corralling them into a tighter and tighter swimming mass until the herring school forms a dense ball that the orca force to the surface. At the surface the orca will take turns to charge the school and perform a tail slap stunning the herring and making them easier to catch. This is the behavior we were hoping to photograph. In the distance we could see the sea birds circling, a sure sign of underwater activity. As we made our way we spotted our first orca also heading in the same direction, ... also a good sign that there is something going on. We also passed a couple of humpback whales, who clearly had gotten the same invite, heading again towards the birds! When we arrived it was clear that there were orca beneath us and busy doing something. Then we noticed the bubbles rising to the surface from some unseen boiling cauldron. "Quick, get ready", Ali called. Some orca broke the surface while others continued below and then suddenly the ocean went quiet. Without warning two enormous humpback whales suddenly emerged from the center of the bubbles with mouths agape reaching nearly three meters into the air. Their mouths closed in on what must have been a tonne of herring and seawater. There was a brief pause at the surface to allow the seawater to drain through their sieve-like baleen before they slipped quietly away beneath us. The herring never stood a chance. "There goes our bait-ball', Ali sighed, as the orca who had worked so hard abandoned their gatecrashed breakfast in search of a meal elsewhere. ... more at https://wetshutter.com #humpback #humpbackwhale #whale #cetacean #ocean #Norway #Skjervoy #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #nature #animals #underwaterphotography #underwater #photography
Again today I watched orcas pursuing and delicately sampling one herring at a time. It’s fascinating how being top of the good chain hasn’t turned them into indiscriminate gluttons. #orcasome #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #wuworcas18 #swimwithwhales #orcas #norway Join me, @pxlexplorer , @krisztinabalotay and the rest of the @whalesunderwater team here in the Norwegian fjords in 2019. www.whalesunderwater.com/orcas-in-norway/
Day 4 ニシンの大群と私 これをシャチの群れが下から追い詰めている Thank you @carra.oneal 🙏 ・ #norway #skjervøy #orca #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #orcanorway #snorkeling #divermag
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Day 4! The orcas were in quite the mood today so they mostly kept their distance except for one brief encounter in the mooring. But despite that, we had some epic herring balls and distant orca feedings! Absolutely incredible to watch 😍 first photo is of @keimoritaphotography in front of a herring ball. The second is an orca flipping upside down while feeding on the herring ball. #whalesunderwater #wuworcas18 #norway
Thick low cloud today, so it was darker, the chill in the air was chillier. Orcas were scarce today but we still managed to find a few pods. The herring were amazing! In huge schools! From the surface the deep schools look like a dark, shadowy, cloud that could lurk its way into a village and unknowingly encroach in on the dreams of the innocent......🤪 *insert screams and vampire sound effects 🤣.* Anywho, back to the herring! They are mesmerizing these school when brought to the surface in their masses hypnosis you with their wriggles left and wriggles right, their silvery bodies highlighting against the green sea then disappearing again. You can see millions of black dots, tiny eyes looking around. Then there’s the #schweppervescence #herringfizz #feargas #herringfarts #herringvesence #bubbles , suddenly you hear the #shhhick or shake and you’re surrounded by a #gassillion (see what I did there 😆) bubbles, spherical in all sizes. A huge bubble screen. It’s like nothing else! 💙🐋 Here’s 3 male orcas coming in to checkout the herring ball, unfortunately they didn’t stick around but maybe they went back to tell the others. #Cantwaitfortomorrow #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #spekkhogger orcas #wuworcas18 #orcasome #herring #feeding #youcanjustseethethird #justwatchedthehauntingofhillhouse #shachi #kaudszarnyudelphin
Epic encounter with orcas in Norway with a female sharing herring to her calf. . . Photo taken with my new @nikonfr D500 in #nauticam housing NA-D500. Not bad for a first use! Huge thanks to #aqualung for keep me warm in the fusion sport dry suit in the cold water and #diversalertnetwork to take care of me in my crazy life of scuba diver. . . Photo credit: @greg.lecoeur . . #orca #killerwhale #whalesunderwater #coldwater #herring #migration #photojournalism #nature #ocean #wildlifephotography #fjord #H2ovoyage #nauticam #nikon #tokina #aqualung #diveralertnetwork #underwaterphotography #travelphotography #natgeo . . @aqualungdivers @h2ovoyage @nauticamhousings @diversalertnetwork @imagesphotonice
Leader of the Pod Being in the water with orcas in the seven degC fjords around Skjervøy, Norway is unlike any other photographic environment I have ever found myself in. Simply getting in and out of our boat in restrictive dry suits, heavy weight belts and then working with heavy cameras is taking its toll leaving me wishing I was significantly fitter than I thought I was. Still though, to quote my high school math teacher, "effort brings reward", this is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and worth every effort needed. All our encounters so far have been brief but we are starting to understand a little about the behaviors of orca who are amazingly social creatures that rely on strong family bonds and strategic co-operation to survive. The leader of the Pod is the matriarch who will raise her calves, train them, discipline them and maintain the family cohesion of her pod. The larger males with their impressive vertical dorsal fin fulfill their role in strategic hunting and in visiting other pods to provide a genetically distant breeding male then returning back to their own family pod again. This brief encounter in the dim evening light shows a large female in the foreground, probably the matriarch, two other females mid water, while the two at the surface are likely to be males. This is a very typical orca family unit here. I am so looking forward to getting back in the water with these beautiful creatures and the required effort will only make me stronger. Photo: Robert Rath, 'Leader of the Pod', 1/320s f/2.8 ISO10000 16mm ... more at https://wetshutter.com #orca #killer -whale #whale #cetacean #ocean #Norway #Skjervoy #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #nature #animals #underwaterphotography #underwater #photography
Big male orca in the dark water. 成熟した雄のシャチ 白い浮遊物は群れの餌となったニシンの鱗や食べかす それらも狙って空から海鳥という図式 それにしても天気が悪く海の中はかなり暗かった(ピントがこない ・ #orca #killerwhale #whale #norway #skjervøy #orcanorway #whalesunderwater #divermag #whalesunderwater18 #blackfish #natgeo #orcasome #canonphotos #シャチ
Orca‘s in Norway, so beautiful to see them underwater #skjervøy #orca #norway #orcaunderwater #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #wuworcas18 #wuwn18a
Incoming! Sorry but I couldn’t fit them all in! 😬 Orcas are just #orcasome , I just can’t find a better word. They have such amazing behaviors, they way they form a line side by side each other like military precision is just incredible. We had a great day today with a nice balance of Humpbacks and orcas! Humpbacks we feeding right next to us OMG incredible in the shallows. Swiped the bait ball from us just as we were getting in! 😮 #cheekyandsneaky This morning was absolutely beautiful, stunning sunrise the colouration so saturated. 💙🙌🏽🐋 #justmagic #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #orcas #wuworcas18 #orcasome #spekkhogger #shachi #kaudszarnyudelphin
#squadgoals Another epic day above and below water! Orcas and humpbacks galore! And more herring than I could have ever imagined. 🤞Hoping we get just as lucky the next 3 days 😬 #puremagic #whalesunderwater #WUWORCAS18 #WUWN18A
From the glorious sunrise as we left to start the day... to the herring ball consumed by lunging humpbacks... to the quiet back-waters we shared with a pod of orca, today was another extraordinary day here in the fjords of Norway. We’re now half way through our first trip and we’ve seen some truly amazing sights already. This place is so magical. #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #wuworcas18 #norway #swimwithwhales #orcas Share in the magic yourself by joining us in 2019 www.whalesunderwater.com/orcas-in-norway/
Requests a plenty for a look at the Northern Humpback Whale photo I mentioned before (thank you so much). I am very happy how this shot turned out, it’s clean and in focus and you can actually see most of the Humpy!!!! Oh and I really like the light shining on him. Northern Humpbacks are so hard to capture in these green waters. They do differ from our Southern Humpbacks especially in their colouration. They are much much darker gray and with minimal white, mainly the pecs. They really blend in with only a bit of white showing. They tend to sneak up on the herring ball from directly underneath like stealth bombers, so you only see them at the last second with their humongous mouth wide open 😮! 💙🐋 thanks @darrenjew for snapping me. #amomentintime #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #orcas #wuworcas18 #orcasome #humpbackwhale #northernhumpback #spekkhogger #shachi #kaudszarnyudelphin
-Northern norway orcas- 夕日、ではなくこれでも正午くらいの日(この時期太陽が昇りきる事がない) に照らされるシャチの群れ。 ・ #orca #killerwhale #norway #skjervøy #orcanorway #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #blackfish #natgeo #orcasome #canonphotos #シャチ
Apex Predator Orcas are an apex predator meaning that in their ecosystem they are at the very top of the food chain. Even great whites live in fear of these gorgeous but deadly animals. That being said they are very vulnerable to the very ecosystems they reign, potentially succumbing to stored toxins brought up through the food chain or even the loss of their food supply could spell the end of a specialised subspecies. In in the food rich waters waters of the Norwegian fjords these resident orcas only eat the herring migrating from the North sea's arctic winter. Other fish species, sea mammals, sea birds and even underwater photographers can swim along side the orcas in safety, ... that is unless we take all the herring then who knows. Photo: Robert Rath, 'Apex Predator', 1/1000s f/3.5 ISO800 200mm ... more at https://wetshutter.com #orca #killer -whale #whale #cetacean #ocean #Norway #Skjervøy #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #nature #animals #photography
Aurora Under the Water! We had #lightrays today!!! OH MY GOODNESS they are incredible! Stunning orange, yellow, red, even pinkish hues breaking through the dark emerald surface. I waited and waited, hoping for an #orca to come by that was snacking near the fishing boat. In the meantime I still took photos of these flickering, dancing shards of light. Then you guessed it one then two came by! The second orca came up from the depths slowly reaching the surface, his dorsal slicing through like he was opening the seas up to the heavens. It seriously was so magical and ethereal. 💙🤗 I also managed a beautiful clean shot of a humpback today so I’m extra happy! A northern humpback in emerald green waters. #bliss 💙🐋 Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings! #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #orcas #wuworcas18 #orcasome #spekkhogger #shachi #kaudszarnyudelphin
Beautiful Orca with a fleeing herring! Day 2 was AMAZING!! #norway #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #WUWORCAS18 #WUWN18A
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Mother and Child Just imagine for a moment the arctic waters of Skjervoy, Norway, with orcas and humpback whales amid massive schools of herring all migrated here for winter. Now imagine jumping into that freezing water and swimming with them! It's an incredulous path that has led me here to swim with and photograph these beautiful creatures. I feel both privileged and grateful that I find my self in one of the most beautiful places on Earth with these amazing and intelligent creatures. This adventure has only just begun. Photo: Robert Rath, 'Mother and Child', 1/200s f/6.3 ISO12800 16mm ... more at https://wetshutter.com #orca #killer -whale #whale #citation #ocean #Norway #Skjervoy #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #nature #animals #underwaterphotography #underwater #photography
Yippeeee!!!! the days of torture are over! Today the Norwegian orcas put on the best welcoming party one could ever hope for!!!!!! An amazing day filled with hundreds of #orcas , scores of #humpbacks and loads of swimming, including a up-close and personal encounter with this beautiful mum and calf. It’s great to be on the water with our fantastic team and an awesome group. #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #wuworcas18 #norway #orcasome #swimwithwhales Join us next year www.whalesunderwater.com
Last drop of the day as the sun was setting we encountered this amazing group of orcas. Perhaps it goes without saying but our first day with the orcas was incredible! #squadgoals #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #WUWORCAS18 #WUWN18A
Amazing Orcas in Norway. We departed and met them in about 5 minutes. Some pods were in our boat around. When we dive into the cold sea, They appeared. Respect. 念願の一枚をおさめる事ができた最高の一日 感謝。 ・ Thanks to @darrenjew @pxlexplorer @alitakau @carra.oneal @wetshutter @el_fee @pasi1 @agent_sonya @chutayaves_sinthuphan @krisztinabalotay #orcas #killerwhale #norway #skjervøy #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #norwayorca #blackfish #natgeo #canonphotos
A very exciting collaboration will be happening @waubsbaygallery on Friday 16th November from 5.30pm - 7pm We are thrilled to announce we’re almost ready to launch the 2018 Bicheno Food and Wine festival - signature event exhibition ‘Beneath the Surface’ The exhibition will feature original watercolour paintings by resident artist Vanessa Richardson along with stunning new images by local photographer Mathew Tildesley. (@mat_tildesley ) (Please contact Waubs Bay Gallery to express your interest in attending the launch for catering purposes) #waubsbaygallery #bicheno #bichenofoodandwinefestival #tasmanianartgallery #whalesunderwater #beneaththesurface #tasmanianart #tasmanianartist #tasmanianphotographer #mathewtildesley #vanessarichardsonart #greateasterndrive #eastcoasttasmania #humpbackwhale #eventstasmania #tasmania #juststop #tassiestyle #tourismtasmania
Perspective! Reflecting on one of the most amazing experiences I’ve fortunately been able to have in my life. At this moment, we were miles offshore with no land in sight, a large amount of swell rolling amongst the sea and here we are jumping into the ocean not knowing what exactly lies beneath except the understanding that these beautiful humpbacks were on their way. The crazy thing is I could only fit 6 of the 13 humpbacks around us in the frame and how’s the size of Darren compared to these guys! Just insane!! #wuwtonga18 #whalesunderwater #wuwhumpbacks18 #humpbackwhales #tonga
Last season (2017), we were so lucky to observe an Orca pod snacking on a small ball of herring. Amongst the family was a couple of young calves. One of which was teenee-tiny, still with wrinkles so probably only a few days old but already learning the ropes. It was bobbing about with a front row seat watching the orderly choreography of their feeding lead of course by the Maestro herself, their Mama. 💙 I wonder what we will get to see this season and who we will get to met and know. 🙌🏽 #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #killerwhales #orcas #wuworcas18 #orcasome #whalesunderwater17 #herring #feeding @whalesunderwater
We met this male orca last season. He left me wondering and pondering about what happened to his left pectoral fin. At the time it looked very recent, the wound was still very white. I remember apologizing for his dilemma / situation and wishing him a healthy and speedy recovery. He was curious about us but kept his distance at only a few meters which is still very close! I hope to catch up with him again this season, this scar and hole in his pec will be very distinctive. I hope this time round I can get to know him and his family a little better. If anyone is here and is lucky to meet him please let me know. I’d would love to find out how he is doing. 💙🐋 #orcasome #onemoresleep #tomorrowweswim ! #thesuspenseiskillerwhaleme #youseewhatididthere #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #wuworcas18 #orcasome #whalesunderwater17 #wuwnorway17 #spekkhogger
Norwegian Tiger Eye After 32 hours of travel, catching up with old friends, making new ones and settling into our home together for the coming week at sea, this is the night sky we were greeted by. Amid the deep fjords of Tromsø, a little group of us have come together to explore the waters to the North searching for and hopefully to swim with orca and humpback whales under the the Northern Lights of arctic Norway. Photo: Robert Rath, 'Norwegian Tiger Eye', 30s f/4 ISO1600 8mm ... more at https://wetshutter.com #norway #northernlights #auroraborealis #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #fisheye #nightphotography
Via 💖@oceaninsider 💖 Seriously, wow. @darrenjew @whalesunderwater - We share some intimate and tender moments with the humpbacks each season. Finding the whales, gaining their trust, careful approaches and respectful swims provide us with lengthy encounters. We’ve got a great team—which shows in the images produced by all those aboard. #whalesunderwater #wuwtonga18 #swimwithwhales #humpbackwhale #mumandcalf #talesbylight
2 Days To GO! Suits are hung, gear is sorted, boat is ready just need the guests! I’m #daydreaming about #orcas #twentyfourseven and even while I dreaming, I am dreaming of dreaming of orcas. 💙 Can’t sit still! Guests arrive tomorrow!!! #whalesunderwater18 #whalesunderwater #wuworcas18 #orcasome #whalesunderwater17 #wuwnorway17 #spekkhogger
Photo : @pxlexplorer We arrived in Norway on Sunday and as each day passes I feel like a child waiting for Santa and Christmas morning to arrive. The excitement is building and containing it is getting harder and harder. Seeing the fjords and snowed capped mountains set the butterflies in my belly fluttering like crazy! Sunday night the first of the ‘gifts’ arrived, our ship! OMG so exciting to see it arrived and watch it dock. Then last night, we collected Ali (our skipper from Tonga) from the airport! It took him 6 flights to get here and we are so honored to have him with us. Today we unwrapped our wetsuits! Tomorrow we prepare the ship for our guests to arrive. I can’t wait to get in the water, to see #Orcas and #Humpbacks , maybe even some Fin whales and Minkes. Tonight I flicked through some photos from last season and set some goals and visualized some shots, preparing my mind. I’m so incredibly excited. What will we encounter this season? What will we see? Watch this space! Watch @darrenjew ! Watch @whalesunderwater ! 💙 #orcasome #wuworcas18 #whalesunderwater #darrenjew #killerwhales #whalesunderwater18
We arrived in Norway on Sunday and as each day passes I feel like a child waiting for Santa and Christmas morning to arrive. The excitement is building and containing it is getting harder and harder. Seeing the fjords and snowed capped mountains set the butterflies in my belly fluttering like crazy! Sunday night the first of the ‘gifts’ arrived, our ship! OMG so exciting to see it arrived and watch it dock. Then last night, we collected Ali (our skipper from Tonga) from the airport! It took him 6 flights to get here and we are so honored to have him with us. Today we unwrapped our wetsuits! Tomorrow we prepare the ship for our guests to arrive. I can’t wait to get in the water, to see #Orcas and #Humpbacks , maybe even some Fin whales and Minkes. Tonight I flicked through some photos from last season and set some goals and visualized some shots, preparing my mind. I’m so incredibly excited. What will we encounter this season? What will we see? Watch this space! Watch @darrenjew ! Watch @whalesunderwater ! 💙 #orcasome #wuworcas18 #whalesunderwater #darrenjew #killerwhales #whalesunderwater18 #spekkhogger
WHALE FLUKES !! One month post my @whalesunderwater adventure with @darrenjew @pxlexplorer @divewithpassion @judeconning and @alexgracexx and I have only just got through 800+ photos, culling them to circa 400. This photo was 2nd last in my library, from my last day in the water. Not only one of my favourite days on the water but I love this photo. Our final day was the day we experienced a crazy mama on the surface tail slapping. Tail slapping is when a whale sticks it’s tail (fluke) out of the water into the air and slaps it on the water's surface, making a very loud sound. The purpose of tailslapping is unknown, but may be a warning for its pod or calf of danger present, or just a form of communication. During our first day in the water, we also had a mama tailslapping, of which we suspected was calling for her calf who was naughtily playing near another boat and swimmers. It was great fun watching the behaviours. A whale's flukes are also used for identification. Each fluke is different just like a fingerprint.. Many humpback whale flukes reflect scars of unsuccessful attacks. One of a few assumptions - humpback whales migrate to tropical areas to avoid killer whale attacks. @alexgracexx @ocean #whalesunderwater #whalesunderwater18 #kingdomoftonga #whaleswim #wuwtonga18 #whales #nikonaustralia @nikonaustralia @ikelite
🇬🇧 This is the whale 78 of my Tongan Catalog. Today I received a notification from #Happywhale @happyhumpback that this whale has been seen in 2002, in Vava'u. It's such a great moment when I have this kind of match. This is the best results for me and other researchers that collaborate with this huge and amazing Global Humpback whale Catalog. To see individual movements, how old they are been tracking, if they were with babies or not... I am very happy today!!! 🇧🇷 Esta é a baleia 78 do meu Catálogo de Tonga. Hoje eu recebi uma notificação do Happywhale que esta baleia foi vista em 2002 em Vava'u. É momento mágico quando eu vejo este tipo de match. Este é o melhor resultado que eu e outros pesquisadores que colaboram com esse grande e importante Catálogo global das Baleias Jubarte. Ver os movimentos de um indivíduo, à quantos anos ela está sendo acompanhada, se estava com filhote ou não... Eu estou muito feliz hoje!!!
Sincerely 💙🐋 An extremely precious moment from @pxlexplorer - “My most emotional encounter to date. I was so particular about how to convey this experience to you all. This one was extremely special. To me the details were so important with this story, the closed eyelids, the pecs down not up, the light, the lines, the shadows, the space, the hues… it goes on. I would like to and I want to, thank you all for loving this shot and for all your support and fellowship AND especially for being there in the experience with me. I am extremely and incredibly grateful for every moment that I can share and to #SenseiDarren and my other hero’s for their wealth of knowledge and inspiration.” @whalesunderwater #reminiscing #itsbeen5dayssincemylastWHALE #luckiestgalintheworld #whalesunderwater #wuwhumpbacks18 #whalesunderwater18 #darrenjew #pxlexplorer #mumandcalf #humpbackwhale #underwaterphotography #babycalf
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Interactions with momma and baby humpback whales are some of the most special any diver could hope for. Mommas travel more than 3,000mi/4500km so their babies can have a better chance in surviving. Babies are born in warmer waters further south because they lack a blubber layer when they’re born. Mothers will nurture their young for a few months before continuing the long trek north. #ikelite #nauticam #maresmexicanos #mares #socorro #humpback #whale #projectaware #pelagic #paditv #padi #underwaterphotography #scubadivingmag #sportdivermag #oceangeographic @natgeowild @oceanographic_mag @endefensadelosmares @aquaticadigital @maresjustaddwater @visitbajasur #yourshotphotographer @bg_underwater #revillagigedo @divepix @divephotoguide #explore @underwater_world_ @underwateremotions @whales_daily @pacificwhalefoundation #canon #canonglobal @whales_orcas #whalesunderwater
Humpback whales make a very long migration south to enjoy the warmer waters in Revillagigedo (Socorro islands). Mothers will give birth and nurse their young until they are strong enough to make the trek back to Alaska. Males will look for receptive females. This trio consists of a momma, baby, and male below. #ikelite #sportdivermag #scubadivermag #projectaware #paditv #padi #humpbackwhales #revillagigedo #socorro #maresmexicanos @endefensadelosmares @maresjustaddwater @fathomlesslife @passportocean #YourShotPhotographer @ocean_magazine @wildcoastcostasalvaje @wildaid @humpbackswims #whalesunderwater
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