Orca, sperm whale, humpback and dolphins over our two tours
We had two very different tours today out in
The wind had picked up in the afternoon and so we stayed in the shelter of the fjord and found a humpback whale that is well known in the north of Iceland. This whale has a lot of rake marks on its tail, which are the result of an unsuccessful orca attack. It is very unlikely this would have happened here around Iceland as the orcas we see are mostly eating herring and other fish, but somewhere on its long migration to the breeding grounds this whale has met orcas that will feed on whales. Luckily it survived this and it has left some incredible marks on the under-side of the tail. This is how we identify individual humpbacks and this one is very distinctive. It is known as ‘Tattoo’ when seen in Skalfandi Bay in the north of Iceland.
Judith (Tour guide)