The iconic "leaping" whale of the southern oceans
Our Expert Says… "Young Humpbacks can be very curious once they are weaned and in their adolescence, and close encounters with young whales from the Zodiacs are a delightful experience. It's really encouraging to see their numbers increasing, and it has been very pleasing to see the Australian population come off the endangered list recently."
The humpback whale is one of the most well-recognized of the baleen whales, thanks to its long pectoral fins and obviously humped back, as well as its “signature” habit of breaching - throwing most of its body out of the water, to crash down on their backs.
Pictures of Humpback Whale
Highlights where the Humpback Whale can be seen
South Shetland Islands
Our trips to spot the Humpback Whale