On our morning tour today we had an incredibly close encounter with a big male Humpback who moved past our bow like a torpedo! Absolutely incredible energy and he was only centimetres from our bow. He was one of the “Three Amigos” we met this morning, a Bachelor Pod of three large male Humpbacks who stayed with our vessel for almost two hours and over that period of time we became a part of their pod.
They moved around and under our vessel displaying usual macho male Humpback behaviour and even a few big Peduncle Slaps. They would cheekily come up behind our vessel or race past our bow constantly showing off, absolutely magic to be a part of this pod! This afternoon we had two very relaxed Humpbacks just outside the Augusta Boat Harbour come over to check us out and a little bit later on in the afternoon a big competition pod of eight Humpbacks. Very fun and exciting times in Flinders Bay!
Date – 13.7.16
Species – Humpback
Lat – 34 . 21. 23 Long – 115 . 13 . 53
Notes – Large male Humpback in Bachelor Pod with plenty of unique scarring