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The most incredible whale watching photos

“This is your opportunity to marvel at the majestic humpback whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background.” ~ Spirit of the Gold Coast Whale Watching

Photos by Mark Behr, Brisbane Australia who says, “We had a great morning looking for whales on the Gold Coast. This adult mum, and her baby made it known that we were insignificant in their presence!”¬†Many whale watchers have a bias towards humpback whales due to their atmospheric performances, and this is brilliantly captured by Mark in the below pics.


Humpback whales are known to travel exceptional distances during their seasonal migration, in fact the most extended migration of any mammal. They are found in all oceans from the equator to sub-polar latitudes. And, what is great for observers during migration, is that at this time humpbacks tend to treat observers by staying in close proximity to the surface.

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To also experience the humpback whales in their natural environment with the stunning Gold Coast skyline glistening in the background visit Spirit of the Gold Coast. Or for other global whale watching opportunities visit here.


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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!


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