Visitors at the Great Bear Lodge in northern Vancouver Island were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience last week.
Two humpback whales decided to join lodgers for breakfast at about 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 4th, prompting the owner of the hotel to take a video of the phenomenon.
The extraordinary footage shows the whales engaging in ‘bubble-netting’ – a technique using which a humpback blows a large circular net of bubbles underwater to entrap fish and then feed on them.
Since being uploaded to YouTube, the video has gotten over 100,000 views, while on Instagram, it’s been seen over 2 million times.
Check it out:
What an amazing morning – humpbacks came for breakfast! We’ve never seen them this close to the lodge before, and so fantastic to see them bubble netting. Nearly as good as the whales was the reaction of our guide, @Marlosha, who was pretty excited! The guests didn’t mind being woken up for this. #ExploreBC #ExploreCanada #WhalesAreFun (Video is copyright and can be licensed at firstname.lastname@example.org).