Humpback whales feeding off Holmavik
Swiming among diamonds !
Greatly magnified view of the back of the previous image, showing "whale lice", which is in fact a small crab
The barnacle polyps on the left side of the fluke
Several of these whales were recognized by HappyWhale.com. This last one is HW-MN0101288
Our guide told us that the lifting of the tail before diving was a behavior associated with big (thus fatty) whales to assist in diving deeper.
This whale had a tiny skin injury on the left part of the fluke and the skin behind the posterior laminae. A little blood was visible.
The left white pectoral seen under water
Pictures of whale tails can be send to HappyWhale.com that tracks the sighting and thus the trips the whale do: neat !