feast of giants

Arctic Adventures / latest photos

I was fortunate to join the largest underwater feast I ever seen joined by biggest marine predators of our planet. 300 square metres baitball created by Orcas was every half a minute broke by launch feeding Humpback whales. I was right in the middle of action and one moment I almost got swept by four Humpback Whales which were grooming big ball of herring in one raw. Only what I could see were four giant open mounts coming on me and I had no were to go. They somehow menaged to avoid me and I survived at least for the moment.
Big numbers of Orcas were operating 10 metres bellow surface where they were stunning herring by tales and then gently picking up stunned fish one by one. This happy feast was lasting over an hour and it was all wrapped into darkness of wintery Arctic and poor visibility. For my photography it was super challenging conditions but at the same time the most humbling experience ever. Mother nature again showed me her power and beauty