Whale watchingwhale watching off Moreton Island, about 30 minutes east of Brisbane on the coast, with a research visitor from England.
We saw a few different pods of whales over the course of the afternoon. The first ones we saw were shy and ended up staying far off, but we moved a kilometre or two south and came across some more friendly whales. After they got accustomed to our presence, they starting jumping out of the water (called "breaching") for us and our cameras. Hard to photograph, as you never know when or where they're going to come up, but I managed to get a few shots.
Check out this sequence of photos of showing a single jump. If you're reading this through Facebook, click on "View original note" to view the full image.
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