ADVENTURE-SEEKERS on a wildlife cruise along the Moray First coast from Banff recently were treated to the rare sight of a humpback whale feeding off Gamrie Bay and Troup Head – only the second sighting of the species in North-east waters this year.
The massive ocean-going mammal was spotted by Ian Page, the eagle-eyed skipper of the tourist powerboat Buchaneer, which is owned by Banff Harbour-based North 58 Sea Adventures Ltd.
“We were out with some paying guests on one of our regular wildlife watching trips on the Buchaneer when I saw a spout about a mile and a half offshore from Gamrie,” said Mr Page.
“We went to investigate and were rewarded with the sight of a large whale surfacing within 10 metres of the boat.
“We are used to seeing minke whales in the Moray Firth during the summer months, but this was not a minke.
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