- John J King II
Close Encounters with Humpback Whales
This expedition brought us to the warm Caribbean waters off the north coast of the island of Hispaniola to the gentle nursery waters of the Silver Bank. Named for Spanish galleon treasures lost in 16th and 17th century storms - this area was long before New World colonial times, the winter destination of 6 - 8,000 North Atlantic Humpback whales who arrive each year to birth and nurture new calf's and to cavort and mate to perpetuate the species. We worked with Humpback whale zen master Tom Conlin and his team, who have been active for Humpback conservation for more than 22 years and make a business out of showing photographers and thrill seekers, like us, this unique look into the natural world.