Humpback Whales are one of the nicest whales to see. Where Blue and Fin Whales are nice to see as they are huge, they don’t show a lot. Humpback Whales often are a lot more playful. Sometimes they slap their tail or pectoral fin or even jump completely out of the water. The reason for this is not well known. It might be a form of communication with other whales, a mean to scare their prey into denser schools, making it easier to feed on it, But sometimes they seem to do it just for fun as well.
I had seen breaching Humpbacks several times but never had my camera ready. This time I was luckier. Not a full breach, but still, most of the body was out of the water.