Meeting Western Australia Sperm Whales is always special, even more so when you have over 45+ individuals travelling together in a matrilineal pod! Mothers and their newborn calves journeyed together as the teenagers were foraging on the outskirts of the
A truely extraordinary day as we witnessed Orca mating in the Bremer Canyon right under our feet! Queen (Split Tip) had the attention of a young male known as Hookfin and was leading him on a journey away from the rest of her family as this amorous male swam…
How do Killer Whales (Orca) Sleep? Unlike ourselves they are not able to fall into a deep sleep, unaware of their surroundings and leaving themselves vulnerable to drowning. Orca and many other cetaceans will shut down one half of their brain at a time to rest, while the
Three generations of the same Bremer Orca family greeted us this morning on our arrival in the canyon. Matriarch Queen (Split Tip), daughter Flapper and her new calf Stormy swam directly at our bow and alongside our vessel as our marine scientist Vale could
Peaceful Pilot Whales of Bremer were skimming the surface as the glassy conditions provided a window into their watery world. The picturesque day provided the perfect opportunity to see the reflection of the white saddle patch glowing below the surface as their
Today we were one step ahead of the Orca and they were fashionably late! To be with the Orca you must hunt like an Orca and we were a little bit excited to get the party started and found ourselves 20 minutes ahead of schedule in the exact location that the Orca would begin travelling towards in half an hour.
Arriving in the canyon we were greeted by B-Slice launching into the sky and soon after landing approaching us with a big chunk of squid in his mouth! A magnificent morning with 100+ Orca and Pilot Whales all surging at once as we were completely surrounded by cetaceans.
Phenomenal day with the Orca as today really was one of the best Bremer Bay Orca Experience as we arrived in the canyon to triple breaching Orca just off our bow! Swirl and her family had launched into an extraordinary display of surface activity including breaching, tail
A day after meeting the King it was time for the Queen of the Bremer Canyon to arrive today as she brought along her granddaughter little Stormy to socialise with us and Maleko’s family pod in the canyon. A fantastic day to observe the social behaviour amongst the different age groups…
Elvis is alive! The King of the Bremer Canyon took our breath away as he surfaced alongside our bow this morning as his name could be heard right through the boat as Orca A380 appeared after a non sighting absence of 2 years. Concerns that the King of the Bremer Canyon may have come to the end of his reign..