The Spectacular Sight of Group Feeding by Humpback Whales

Just another proof of how incredible these animals are!


Of all the living creatures we share this planet with, I guess the underwater world is still the most mysterious of all. No one really knows what the depths are truly hiding and how marvelous fish and other living souls live there.

Luckily, we got to meet the most elegant ocean creatures that we know of, the humpback whales. This time, National Geographic is sharing a mesmerizing and a breathtaking video of a group of these huge creatures getting together to catch massive shoals of fish. Although they are capable of finding their prey all by themselves, they often team up together and make circles. This is known as bubble net feeding and is truly incredible to watch.

It starts with a single whale swimming towards a school of fish and circling around them. Then the rest of the group of whales swim towards the fish in unison, making their prey swim upwards. That’s all it takes for the fish to be trapped in the “bubble net.”

Did you know that Humpback whales can consume over 3,000 pounds of food daily? That’s quite impressive!

Make sure you don’t miss this feeding phenomenon caught in Southern Alaska. And yes, if you are interested, you can learn more about it from the video below.