Story behind the photograph
Another photograph from our whaling expedition. The young humpback whales are really playfull. They are also very curious and checked us out often.
Half way into our trip we came across a small pod of whales, which gave us a real show. The photographed humpback while performing jumps out of the water, kept doing so very close to our boat for very long time. He got tired and in the end literally placed himself on top of mum for a rest. These are not small animals and such physical activity must burn serious amounts of energy but obviously being playful is part of life for young whales.