...There is a ballet going on under the surface... a giants ball, a performance down in the deep ...it is beautiful...
Diving with whales in Norway
Whale watching reminds us to love the nature
...The humpback was once hunted to the brink of extinction, but the whales now number about 80.000...
The enormous whales circle around, creating walls of bubbles.
It is a ballet. A giants ball. A performance of beauty.
The giants are moving so smoothly. The ballerinas down here weigh around 1,5 to 5,5 tonns. If they are orcas. The humpbacks move equally elegant and these artists are performing with 15 meters of length and 30 tonn of weight. Just as if this fact was nothing.
"It is amazing to see how the whales make the herring get together" The fascinating fishing technique of the whales is also seen on the surface when the whales dive to the deep, revealing their big tails and when they break the surface coming up again.
"The whales disappear into the deep, just to come up again. Silently. With their mouth open. Getting a meal of around one thousand five hundred kilos!"
Agnes measure the amount with her arms, looking like a fisherman showing the size of his catch.
The hunting technique of the whales is known as bubble net fishing.
The whales circle around the herring and blow bubbles to herd the fish into a tight ball. Then they ascend through it with their mouths open and swallow one and a half tonnes of fish. One thousand, five hundred kilos. That is quite a lot of herring.
"It might sound scary or brutal. But this is nature. And it is the most beautiful dance you can imagine." And she was watching from front row. Experiencing this ballet from the closest distance imaginable.