What a beautiful encounter! 🐋
Video by @markgirardeau
This overly friendly fin whale gave passengers and myself an exciting encounter as it circled our boat for almost an hour even as we drifted with the engine shut off. This whale is twice the size of the boat and is not even full grown!
The fin whale is one of the largest animals in the world; second only to the blue whale
A single large adult fin whale (at 75 tons) can weigh as much as 10 large elephants (at 15,000 lbs. each). They are among some of the fastest whales too, with a top speed of about 25 miles per hour.