April 9, 2018
Whale Breaching off of Kauai, with a Twist
Humpback Whale, Napali Coast, Breaching, Kauai, Whale Watching
A Humpback whale performs a mid-air twist during a full breach, meant to add intimidation to competing males during mating season. The whale appeared to be agitated, perhaps by other Kauai boat tours coming to close. Caution is always advised during whale watching season. The impact of this whale landing on another whale, boat, or kayak would result in great injury.
Whale Breed: Humpback Whale
Photographer: Na Pali Riders Raft Tours