Wow. This footage of humpback whales is just stunning. It's a trailer for an upcoming IMAX 3D documentary about these majestic creatures that'll be narrated by Ewan McGregor. If I'm impressed with how it looks on my tiny laptop screen, I can't imagine how much my jaw will drop in IMAX.
Humpback whales can be found all over the world's oceans, despite the heavy beating they took in the era of industrial whaling. They undertake one of the longest annual migrations feeding at high latitudes and breeding near the equator. But there's one peculiar group of humpbacks who live life a bit differently.
Not for nothing are Orcas called Killer whales, but reports of their hunting the "great" whales (baleen & sperm whales) have been rare, and there is little consensus as to the importance of such predation. But new evidence suggests that Humpback whale calves are a regular snack for the black and white killers.