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

During our Kauai whale watching expedition, we witnessed this Humpback whale perform 10-20 repetitive head lunges and body slams.  This adolescent or juvenile whale was full of energy and testosterone during the winter whale mating season on Kauai. Location: Napali Coast Whale Breed: Humpback Whale Photographer: Na Pali Riders Raft Tours

The mating battle is the most exciting thing to witness in the animal kingdom.  This was no less than a dozen male Humpback whales chasing a single female.  Each was pushing and shoving to get into position with her.  Great battles like these may last for hours.  There is a lot of above water action

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.106″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.20.2″] The mating battle is the most exciting thing to witness in the animal kingdom.  This was no less than a dozen male Humpback whales chasing a single female.  Each was pushing and shoving to get into position with her.  Great battles like these may last for hours.  There is a

An “escort” Humpback whale is seen breaching in front of another Humpback whale mother and baby (calf).  The Na Pali Riders raft was on a whale watching expedition and we decided to shut the engines off and float.  It’s possible that due to where we were, the escort was exhibiting protective behavior as they may