Yesterday was the craziest day of my life. As my friend Zaka described it, it's like going the wrong way down a highway. Bus sized humpbacks fly past you, in full control, gracefully avoiding any obstacles. They're long pectoral fins give them high agility, and they have a very good sense of where everything is.
This is a heat run, a mating competition led by a female in the front, where male humpbacks battle for hours. The fastest, smartest, strongest, most determined whale will win and the female will mate with him. The juveniles hang out in the back and on the sides to learn.
It is mind blowing