Whale Watching Perth, Western Australia is a fantastic way to meet the Humpback Whales of Western Australia during the spring and today we had social adults and a relaxed mother and calf enjoying the beautiful conditions. Sunshine and warm easterlies were a welcome addition to our morning cruise out to the sighting grounds and a small exhale indicated we had a Humpback calf and protective mother whale for our first interaction. The little one was tiny and it was interesting to see mother whale was wanting to leave the area they had been resting in previously. It didn’t take long to see why as a commotion a few hundred meters away indicated further Humpback Whales.
Pec slapping and tail lobbing, this pod was very different as five Humpback Whales converged and began to socialise. Big white bellies rolled skywards as each whale took turns to get a good look at each other and a flick of the fluke showed off each individual fingerprint. Looking in good health and enjoying their time it was fantastic to watch these curious and social interactions amongst gentle giants. Wishing them well for their long migration still ahead we enjoyed a beautiful cruise back towards the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour on a stunning spring day. Grace and her team from the Fat Whales Project were able to document some beautiful moments amongst the whales.