Whale Breaching off of Kauai, with a Twist

Whale Breaching off of Kauai, with a Twist

A Humpback whale performs a mid-air twist during a full breach, meant to add intimidation to competing males during mating season.  The whale appeared to be agitated, perhaps by other Kauai boat tours coming to close.  Caution is always advised during whale watching...
Repeating Head Lunge

Repeating Head Lunge

During our Kauai whale watching expedition, we witnessed this Humpback whale perform 10-20 repetitive head lunges and body slams.  This adolescent or juvenile whale was full of energy and testosterone during the winter whale mating season on Kauai. Location: Napali...