Video Post: Wild Humpback Whales Singing

by David Webb on September 2, 2013

Whale Tale

Hearing wild humpback whale song was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Hear the music for yourself with a special video I filmed:

In This Video Post You Will Discover:

  • What Humpback Whales Sound Like
  • Back-and-Forth Singing
  • Where to Hear Them

Offshore of Bahia Solano, on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, we had already seen a half-dozen humpbacks huffing and flipping their tales. It was calving season, and the whales were active. It was fun — certainly not my first whale sightings — but nothing could prepare me for when we actually began to hear the whales singing. The sound permeated the water’s surface, and surrounded us. We were all silently in awe in more than 10 minutes, immersed in whale-song. I managed to record it with my GoPro camera — it picked up the sound best underwater. Enjoy.

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David Webb September 19, 2013 at 11:22

I didn’t know it was possible either – but we could hear them loud and clear, all around us. Amazing.

Idio September 10, 2013 at 16:49

Wait – you could actually hear them from your boat? How?

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