Swimming with and photographing the humpback whales of Tonga had been on my personal “to do” for quite some time. Last year I finally got to spend 3 weeks in the Pacific island nation doing just that…
Being in the water with such large, but gentle-natured, animals was an all-round fantastic experience! Quite unlike anything I have done previously!
Basically it changed my whole focus towards scuba diving and underwater photography. I can now openly admit that I have caught the “big animal bug”.
Unfortunately that brings with it an expensive looking wish list… But such encounters really are very special and the photo-opportunities they provide are almost unique!
The Humpback Whales of Tonga – X-Ray Mag Article
I subsequently wrote a comprehensive nine-page article on the overall experience. I did a huge amount of reading about the humpback whales of Tonga as I researched the article.
They really are interesting creatures and make fascinating subjects to both understand about and photograph!
The article was published recently in X-Ray magazine and you can use the following link to download the Humpback Whales of Tonga article.
Complete Guide to the Humpback Whales of Tonga
As so often happens to me with fascinating creatures I like to document for others what I learned. So I set about putting together the Complete Guide to Humpback Whales of Tonga…
If you too are interested in learning more about these incredible animals please check it out.
You will find sections on the Tongan Tribe as the Tongan humpback whales are known. The amazing 6000km long annual migration of humpback whales from the Antarctic. Plus the incredible humpback whale encounters you can have in Tonga – and much more!
Also check out the Humpback Whale Swimming in Tonga page. Understanding how it all works in Tonga is the key to a successful trip!