Tomorrow, the darkest day of the year marks the 21st of December…
Today’s light conditions were as expected, dark but with a few openings in the cloud cover.
We headed towards Kveanangen in the morning, but Norbi said we would turn back if the weather was too choppy.
Unfortunately, the forecast looked a bit heavy. When we arrived, we met a few orcas.
I was standing at the back of the boat scanning the horizon…all of a sudden, a juvenile orca flew out in the air right next to me, behind the engines Of course, the camera was still inside my camera bag, but he was nice and did breach a couple more times so I could catch it
If you look at the sequence, you can see that the jumpy orca was a juvenile male
He was with one of his younger sisters/brothers and an adult male.
This group of 3 was jumping into the waves pretty much the whole time we followed them, and they were really enjoying the waves and the rough weather
It was nice to witness this fully grown male being occupied by only 2 youngsters.
He most likely helped out his mother/sister and took a babysitting role this morning. It looked like he enjoyed spending some time with the youth.
He was also witnessed multiple times lobbing his tail and swimming upside down
The family bond is so powerful for orcas