Off the Australian coastline, the ocean’s most majestic creatures await. From the sparkling waters of Hervey Bay in Queensland to the untamed and teeming Southern Ocean off Western Australia, there’s a whale encounter with your name on it. And even better, they’re all in the name of conservation.
This is only the second time a super group of humpbacks has been observed in the southern hemisphere and the first time bubble-net feeding has been seen in Australia.
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These whale watchers were treated to more than they bargained for.
Mark Zucconi captured this incredible footage of a white whale calf just off the Central Coast.
From May to November each year, Sydney transforms into a whale watching hot spot, with vast numbers heading north to breed after a summer spent feeding in Antarctic waters.
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These two whales were captured in perfect synchronicity along the North Queensland coast.
The whale breached just metres away from a tourist-filled boat.
The mother and calf humpback whale were rumoured to have been spotted South of Rowley Shoals in January, hopefully making their way to Antarctica.