Astonishing pictures ... humpback whale feeding frenzy Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 10:12

(Source: , 5 Jan 2010)

Astonishing pictures show how a Devon kayaker got up close and personal with a humpback whale feeding frenzy

When you're in a tiny kayak and a 40-ton giant of the deep decides he's a bit peckish, the sensible option is to scarper as fast as your paddle can carry you.

But wildlife photographer Duncan Murrell does the opposite. To capture images of humpback whales feeding and surging through the surf off Alaska, he often ventures within 15ft of the fearsome creatures.

The humpbacks, which can grow to more than 50ft, spend most of their time under water and can dive for up to 30 minutes, so being in the right place at the right time to see them requires skill and luck.

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