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A Whale of a Time – Whale Watching from Gold Coast, Australia

A Whale of a Time……

One of my most vivid memories while here in Gold Coast, Australia was my first ever whale watching eco-tour. It is one thing to see such wild creatures on tv, quite another to see them live in action. Overwhelming, awe, amazement, humble, inspiring – in short words – WOW!

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Whale Watching in Queensland, Australia

a gust of air - blowhole from a whale

Eco Tour - Whale Watching

whale watching tour

Watching a whale diving

These are humpback whales. Besides whales, there are other marine creatures like dolphins, pelicans and sea birds.

There are many operators from both Brisbane and Gold Coast and some does pick-up and pick-off from hotels. Book early because these tours are very popular. Whale watching is from May to November.

I can’t recall the tour operator that I went with but I do remember we made a stop-over at Tangalooma Island Resort to pick-up more people before heading to the open seas and whale watching. Lunch was also provided on that trip.

It is hard to predict when the whales will jump out of the water, slap their tails or blow air from their blowholes. Did not manage to catch that moment when the humpback would jump high in the air before diving – it would have been a defining moment!  Lesson learnt – turn the camera setting to continuous mode and fast shutter speed.

In other words – it was an unforgettable experience.


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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Australia, photography, postaday2011, Travel

 

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