Tag: whales

Dec 18, 2014

Drone Captures Huge Pod of Humpbacks Feeding in Alaska

Drone Captures Huge Pod of Humpbacks Feeding in Alaska

A drone captures a large pod of Humpback Whales feeding in the pristine waters of Alaska. The aerial drone footage, captured by AkxPro, shows a seagull’s POV of the scene. The humpbacks are using a coordinated hunting technique known as ‘bubble net feeding’. They start by making incredibly high-pitched noises which drives the fish…

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Nov 28, 2014

Snorkeling With Humpbacks

Snorkeling With Humpbacks

Watch Cecil and Mallory Johnson snorkel with a group of majestic humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

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Oct 19, 2014

Rare Footage Captures Sperm Whales Sleeping Vertically

Rare Footage Captures Sperm Whales Sleeping Vertically

A pod of sperm whales are observed sleeping vertically, floating in a state of suspended animation. The clip is from the nature series Big Blue (episode 4 of 7). Sperm whales are believed to only sleep for brief periods of 12 or so minutes.

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Sep 21, 2014

Whale Shark Comes Out of Nowhere

Whale Shark Comes Out of Nowhere

Watch a whale shark seemingly appear out of nowhere and completely catch a diver by surprise as it swims by. The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 m (41.50 ft) and a weight of…

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Jul 23, 2014

Kayak Gets Lifted Out of Water by Huge Whale

Kayak Gets Lifted Out of Water by Huge Whale

A father and daughter kayaking off the coast of Argentina had the experience of a lifetime when a huge Southern Right whale lifted their kayak out of the water before lowering them back down onto the surface. The close encounter was captured on video, and while the kayakers make a concerted effort to never…

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Jun 25, 2014

World’s Only Documented All-White Humpback Spotted Off Sydney Coast

World’s Only Documented All-White Humpback Spotted Off Sydney Coast

Migaloo, the world’s only documented all-white humpback whale, was recently spotted off the coast of Sydney, Australia. It’s only the fourth time in 18 years the ultra rare, all-white whale has been seen in the waters surrounding New South Wales. Migaloo was first sighted in 1991 and its age is unknown. Whale watchers fortunate…

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Jan 6, 2014

If You’re Feeling Stressed, Take a Break and Watch This Video

If You’re Feeling Stressed, Take a Break and Watch This Video

This uplifting video was filmed by Jon Rawlinson with a Canon 5DMKII with a 28-135mm lens. It was taken at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan, and is the second largest aquarium in the world. The main tank, called the Kuroshio Sea, is 35 metres (115 ft) long, 27 metres (89 ft) wide and…

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