Wow moment: Quark passengers encounter humpback whales

February 4, 2014

Expedition Leader, Shane Evoy, and the passengers aboard Quark's Antarctic Peninsula East & West Voyage, shared a once in a life time experience; being surrounded by humpback and orca whales. For close to three hours, a group of 50 whales were breaching, tail slapping and flaking around the zodiacs that were cruising in Wilhelmina Bay.

Fun fact: Reaching between 40 and 50 feet in length, a humpback whale can weigh up to 48 tons.

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Photo courtesy of Quark Passenger Steven White, from our Antarctic Peninsula East & West Voyage.

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