Video: “Dancing Humpbacks” In Bermuda Waters

April 28, 2014

Local whale researcher Andrew Stevenson recently captured two humpback whales in their natural environment in Bermuda’s waters, with the video below showing their graceful and languid movement.

The YouTube description from Mr. Stevenson said, “Every once in a while I have a close encounter with humpbacks. These encounters are always on the whales’ terms. They come to the boat, the engine is off, and I am completely passive. Over time, they can become increasingly curious.”

“This encounter was the better part of three hours and, by the end, they were literally sticking their noses in my face. The camera shake is because I was so cold.

“Most of my footage is taken with a heavy Gates housing and the rig weighs around 60 pounds, which is like having a tripod. This lightweight Sony camera isn’t so stable in the hands of a shivering cameraman. On the other hand, I might not have been able to swim for three hours with a heavy Gates in my hands.”

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  1. Laura says:

    Outstanding — and so beautiful! They look so graceful and relaxed. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kathy says:

    I love they way they swim together and loved seeing the one take such joy in turning belly up! Beautiful! If I saw these beautiful creatures, I would have to jump in too no matter what the temperature!

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