Paradise on Earth with the humpback whales
• Paradise on Earth with the humpback whales
Kingdom of Tonga - a paradise with white sand, palm trees and lots of whales everywhere! And the cool thing even when snorkeling on the reef around the island, you do so under the incessant song of whales!
Tonga - the best place to take pictures of humpback whales. Sun, sea, clear warm water.
This mother whales arrive from Antarctica, giving birth to a child somewhere along the way. Here the young get stronger, gain strength and go with my mother back to Antarctica, where a lot of food.
The whales keep away. Young curious, like all children, and swim around you, considering carefully. Once I got carried away playing with kitonkom and did not notice that emerged from the bottom of my mother and ka-ak gurgled!
Here's another kitonok:
A pair of photos from the surface:
Again under the water!
The largest individual humpback reach 17-18 meters, but they are rare. The average weight of the humpback whale - 30 tons.
Humpback whales are often beaten and slapped on the surface of the sea long pectoral fins and caudal fin, whipping foam, rolled on his back, put the muzzle of the water. Often completely jump out of the water in an upright position and a resounding splash falling down (presumably thus humpback whales dropping off the ekzoparazitov fouling). Such behavior is fixed in all seasons, as in single individuals, and whales gathered in a group; its exact purpose is unknown.
The duration of immersion under water humpback whales have depends on the time of year. In the summer they seldom dive more than 5 minutes, the dive lasting more than 10 minutes, are rare. Winter immersion continue 10-15 min. On the surface humpback whale let fountains height from 2 to 5 m with the interval 4-15 s.
manner to lift the tail fin at deep immersion of the fish makes one of the most easily identifiable cetaceans, since each individual has an individual pattern of spots on the bottom of the tail blades.