With only 3 more weeks left of the whale watching season this year, we have been absolutely spoilt with the amount of new born calves and their mothers playing right here in Moreton Bay.
This photo was taken on board Eye Spy during the week showing a mother teaching her young calf to breach and head lunging just meters away from us.
Humpback whales are very acrobatic and often breach high out of the water, often twirling and then slapping the water as they came back down. Breaching is a very social behavior and can also help in communication, deter threats and also to loosen skin parasites. It only takes 2 beats of their tail to rear their massive bodies out of the water!