Whale Watching Queensland on another stunning day as we headed out the seaway from Surfers Paradise, all eyes were looking as we started our search for our Humpback Whales and it didn’t take long. Just outside of the seaway we came across a mother calf and a male escort. Slowly we joined the pod of three and as we did the little calf got a bit excited and started with some surface activity. While our male escort started to begin a bit of flirty behaviour towards the mother Humpback in return. Rolling to his side and getting nice and close to mum he tried to get her attention but unfortunately the mother Humpback wasn’t too impressed with this young male’s behaviour towards her.
Needing a quick distraction she started to head towards us and as she did her young calf started tail lobbing towards the male escort to protect his mum, but unfortunately for the calf only weighing in at a few tonnes he didn’t exactly intimidate the young escort male. After a little while the mother Humpback started to warm up towards the young male and soon they were all rolling around together and socialising with each other while some cheeky Bottlenose Dolphins came racing across to check things out before they went on their way hunting for breakfast.
As they built their trust towards each other we started to see spy hops and more social behaviour instead of defensive behaviour from mum. We had a few small vessels approach at speed which mum wasn’t too happy about so she was back to defensive behaviour with a huge tail lob followed by a few tail slaps. We spent a little bit longer with them as they settled down and went back to socialising and taking it easy as they slowly headed south and we slowly headed back into Surfers Paradise after a wonderful day spent with our Humpback Whales.