Across the surface of the water in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada, passengers aboard a whale watching tour view a family of Humpback Whales, a mother and its calf resting on the surface. Usually arriving in these waters around the middle of June and hanging around until the middle of fall as they make their way up and down the waterways between Cape Cod, Maassuchusettes Bays and the Bay of Fundy.
The mother Humpback Whale will often bring her calf to these waters which they use as a nursery and show their young the survival techniques which they need to survive. A family such as this can rest on the surface of the water as it breaths about 1-2 times per minute but once they make their dive, they usually disappear for about 15 to 20 minutes.... continue below the picture...
These majestic animals often show visitors to the Bay of Fundy a variety of behaviors such as their acrobatic displays when they leap clear out of the water, slap their pectoral fins on the surface creating quite a ruckus or peacefully resting on top of the water showing off their backside.
Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, mother and calf seen logging on the water surface during a whale watching tour in the Bay of Fundy from Tiverton on Long Island, Digby Neck and Islands Scenic Drive, Nova Scotia, Canada.