new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Humpack whale vs Air Madagascar | by My Planet Experience
Back to group

Humpack whale vs Air Madagascar

In Southern winter - from June to the end of September - the sea around Sainte Marie island, on the Eastern shore of Madagascar, offers one of the most natural fascinating spectacles in the world. Large groups of humpback whales - Megaptera novaeangliae - make their annual migration from the Antarctic to the sheltered waters around Ste Marie island where they calve, nurse their young and engage in their spectacular courtship rituals between the end of June and September.

For months, humpback whales can be seen wondering in the ocean as they move and jump out of the sea in the narrow canal that separates the island from the mainland.



692 faves
Taken on July 22, 2011