Wow moment: Quark passengers encounter humpback whales

 

Expedition Leader, Shane Evoy, and the passengers aboard Quark’s Antarctic Peninsula East & West Voyage, shared a once in a life time experience; being surrounded by humpback and orca whales.    For close to three hours, a group of 50  whales were breaching, tail slapping and flaking around the zodiacs that were cruising in Wilhelmina Bay.

Fun fact: Reaching between 40 and 50 feet in length, a humpback whale can weigh up to 48 tons.

Photo courtesy of Quark Passenger Steven White, from our Antarctic Peninsula East & West Voyage.