Blue whale waves its tail

Hörður Jónasson took these impressive photos of a blue whale …

Hörður Jónasson took these impressive photos of a blue whale on a whale watching trip on Saturday. Photo/Hörður Jónasson

"The blue whale waves its tail before diving down to swim, and this whale waved its tail for us twice yesterday," says Hörður Jónasson who sent these wonderful photographs from a whale watching trip taken yesterday in Skjálfandaflói bay, north Iceland.

Another blue whale was sighted only a few days ago.  The species is the world's largest mammal and it mea­sures 30 me­tres in length and weighs 190 tonnes. 

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Ljósmynd/Hörður Jónasson

Ljósmynd/Hörður Jónasson

Ljósmynd/Hörður Jónasson

Ljósmynd/Hörður Jónasson

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