It’s a glorious winter’s day in Sydney, Australia.
18 degrees centigrade (64 degrees Fahrenheit). WOOOOOOOOP!
While most of Sydney’s 4.5 million souls struggled into work today on Australia’s most congested roads and railways, other commuters weren’t grumbling.
Humpback whales typically commute (aka migrate) 25,000 kilometers (16,000 miles) each year.
Winter Down Under = whale watching season.
“25,000KM COMMUTE: DO YOU HEAR ME MOANING?!”
From May to November, the whales move between their winter breeding grounds in Antarctica and their summer feeding grounds near the Equator.
The migration passes right along Australia’s east coast.
Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to the tropics in winter to breed and give birth.
During the winter, the whales fast and live off their fat reserves.
One of the largest creatures on the planet, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft),
Adults can weigh 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb).
And they’re still MUCH BETTER swimmers than you.
Humpbacks are acrobatic animals known for breaching and slapping the water with their tail and pectorals.
They just love to show off.
Wildlife enthusiasts can view migrating whales just off the coast of Sydney and right along Australia’s eastern seaboard.
They are a truly MAGNIFICENT sight.
The whales are happy to say “G’DAY”.
Sometimes it seems like they’re showing off.
“LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!!!!”
“CHECK ME OUT”
“THAR I BLOW!!!”
“YEAH I’M A SHOW OFF, WHATEVS!”
One of the world’s biggest creatures. Right off the coast off Australia’s biggest city!
“HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL!”