Breaching into whale watching Augusta 2019 today with our first Humpback tour of the season!
Blue Whale! The call went out and an enormous 22 meter Blue Whale surfaced only a few meters from our bow, he had been feeding in the depths of the Perth Canyon moments earlier. Hearing our approach he decided to introduce himself and we were amazed to watch this graceful Blue gently replenish oxygen while looking us over at the same time. A few minutes later it was time for him to get back to work and we all gasped in awe as the seven meter wide fluke was lifted above the Indian Ocean, a truly spectacular sight.
A very exciting day sighting Risso Dolphins in the Perth Canyon! The first time we have sighted them in the Perth Canyon and we were completely surrounded with over one hundred individuals. Sightings of Risso Dolphins in Australian waters are not overly common making todays interaction very special indeed.
The largest creature to have ever lived on our planet has the most extraordinary anatomy one could image. Every structure is mammoth and designed for the Blue Whale to achieve incredible feats for an individual of their size. Learning about the anatomy of the Blue Whale enables us to better understand and appreciate the beauty of the Blue and their larger than life way of living!
Journey just 30 nautical miles from Fremantle in Western Australia and you will find yourself in the largest submarine canyon in Australia… the Perth Canyon. Stretching over 2,900 square kilometres and reaching down to depths as far as 4.5 kilometres, the Perth Canyon is truely enormous and can be easily sighted from satellite images of…
The spectacular Australian Blue Whales were waiting for us out in the Perth Canyon today as we enjoyed every moment in the company of the largest mammal on our planet! A beautiful morning greeted us and as we journeyed our eyes scanned the horizon for the unmistakable exhalations of the giants.