Stunning slow-mo footage shows humpback whales working together

Catch of the day! Stunning slow-mo footage shows humpback whales working together to hunt their dinner

  • In the clip a school of fish can be seen swimming to the surface of the waters
  • Moments later a pod of whales erupt from the waters to catch the fish
  • They use a method called bubble-netting which forces the fish to the top of the water 

This incredible slow-motion footage shows a pod of humpback whales working together in order to catch their dinner.

In the clip a school of fish can be seen swimming to the surface of the waters off Skjervoy, in the north of Norway.

The spectacular moment shows how the school work together in order to catch fish by creating a ‘bubble net’. 

The fish are forced upwards by the group of whales using the ‘net’, generated by one of the hunting whales.


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Berthold Hinrichs captured the stunning moment while out at sea watching the whales, who were surrounded by a number of fishing boats.

But it appeared that it was the whales who got the catch of the day as copious amounts of fish could be seen entering their mouths.

This incredible slow-motion footage shows a pod of humpback whales working together in order to catch their dinner

The spectacular moment shows how the school work together in order to catch fish by creating a ‘bubble net’

Bubble-net feeding is one of the few surface feeding methods that humpback whales use to catch their food.

This type of feeding is done in groups which can range from two whales to around sixty at one time.

Humpback whales are migratory and only eat during half the year, the rest of the year is spent in their breeding grounds.  

The fish are forced upwards by the group of whales using the ‘net’, generated by one of the hunting whales

Berthold Hinrichs captured the stunning moment while out at sea watching the whales, who were surrounded by a number of fishing boats

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