Tony Wu blogs from Tonga: Week One with Humpbacks
After 51 hours of travel, Wetpixel friend Tony Wu has spent the last week swimming with the humpback whales of Tonga, and has written in with an update:
Current status of the whales: The boys are horny; the girls are either hitched, taking care of kids or driving boys crazy; the kids are oblivious and enjoying themselves…They swam under us, around us, between us…playing all the while, doing twists and twirls while watching us. All we had to do was float and wait.
Continue reading for all the details, accompanied by photos of these large, and energetic, cetaceans…