The Humpback was very mobile and obviously feeding on the abundant fish which were attracting the feeding frenzy. Later I went down and talked to an angler who was catching Herring and Mackerel on every cast - the food source. A friend who came down later thought there was definitely two different animals, but I managed only ever to see one at any one time and analysing my photographs, the distinct markings on the animal I photographed was the same individual in every shot I took. I hope the food source and the whale stay a bit longer and others can witness this once in a lifetime Devon opportunity!
|Something I never though I'd witness off Devon, the feeding dive sequence of a Humpback Whale!|
|This is what it was feeding on! Herring and Mackerel - huge amounts just offshore, this was the result of a couple of casts by an angler.|