I am so jealous of these 130 lucky whale watchers who went out in Sydney Harbor this past Sunday afternoon. And I do hope that they realize just how lucky they were to have been around this huge whale precisely at the time it decided to have some fun breaching about.
This 40-ton humpback whale put on its awesome aerial show as it breached about 1.25ml off the entrance of Sydney Harbor at about 3.30pm local time yesterday (Sunday). The fascinating images of the leviathan sea mammal were captured by the cruise director of Whale Watching Sydney Jonas Liebschner, who was ready for the money shot. He said:
It only jumped once so I was very lucky to see that. And it was a perfect way to finish off the day as the tour was coming to an end.
Mr. Liebschner explained that humpbacks are now migration north to warmer waters for their mating season, adding that there have been about 20,000 whales migrating past Sydney so far this year, which represents an annual increase of about 10 percent. He said:
It’s near the end of the migration season but they’ll be coming back in a few months time.
I’ve been doing this job for seven years now and it gets easier every year because we’re seeing more and more of them.
When they return back for their southern migration later this year in October and November, Mr. Liebschner says that there will be about 2,000 calves swimming around their mothers through Sydney Harbor. (Scroll down for the videos.)
1. A humpback whale put on a spectacular aerial display on Sunday afternoon just off the entrance of Sydney Harbor.
2. About 130 whale watchers saw the mammoth sea creature come down with a splash.
3. Stunning images of the magnificently mammoth sea creature were captured by cruise director of Whale Watching Sydney Jonas Liebschner.
4. There have been about 20,000 whales migrating past Sydney this year with an annual increase of about 10 per cent.
And here are the videos:
Via: The Daily mail.
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