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mother humpback whale and calf swim close by a boat, a person's head is visible in the image

Top/favourite whale encounters #1

We are now at the end of this series of posts. My top/favourite whale encounters. Some of you may have guessed this one was coming but coming in at No. 1 we have… # 1 Mum and newborn calf! (July 2018) Like the previous post, this encounter also happened on my actual birthday (though two […] Read more…

a humpback whale swims close by a boat - a man's head is visible in the bottom of the image

Top/favourite whale encounters #2

HAPPY HUMP(BACK) DAY, FOLKS! Weโ€™re almost there! (Both with the week and this list. ๐Ÿ˜‚) Today is the penultimate in my list of top/favourite whale encounters. This encounter took place ON my actual birthday so it was special for that reason but also because it was… #2 My FIRST encounter with Migaloo! (July 2016) Weโ€™d been […] Read more…

white dorsal fin of migaloo the humpback whale

Top/favourite whale encounters #5

The next in this series of my top/favourite whale encounters is a little special because it was QUITE unexpected. #5: My THIRD encounter with MIGALOO! (September 2017) You are reading that correctly. I’ve actually had THREE encounters with Migaloo and this one happened only two months after my second encounter with him! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ We weren’t […] Read more…

albino humpback whale slashes its tail out of the water

Top/favourite whale encounters #6

Continuing on from yesterdayโ€™s post, next on my list of top/favourite whale encounters isโ€ฆ #6: My second encounter with MIGALOO! (July 2017) Yes, I have been lucky enough to have MORE than one encounter with the famous white whale. ๐Ÿ˜ For those who donโ€™t know about Migaloo, heโ€™s an all-white humpback whale that generally migrates […] Read more…

superpod of humpback whales

Top/favourite whale encounters #7

Well, itโ€™s World Environment Day and what better time to start this next series of posts! Iโ€™ve been whale watching since 2007 but this is my 10th consecutive year. ๐Ÿ˜Š Today (and every day, lbr) Iโ€™m talking WHALES. Specifically, Iโ€™ll be counting down my top/favourite whale encounters. So without further ado… #7: SUPERPODS and HEAT RUNS! Iโ€™ve […] Read more…

newborn humpback whale calf swims alongside its mother

Whale watch, 26 July 2018

I wanted to write up a few of my previous whale watch trips to share, the ones that really stick in my mind. One such trip was last year for my birthday. Iโ€™d just the day before picked up a new camera lens and was looking forward to taking it out for a spin. I […] Read more…