In a series of intimate photos released by the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Organisation (WWF), scientists have attached cameras to a number of humpback whales to help unlock the mysteries of their life in Antartica.
Revealing a huge amount of information, scientists have been able to discover where, when and how the whales feed and get insight into their social lives.
The gathered data will enable better protection of whale feeding areas.
The researchers used suction cups to attach non-invasive digital tags – which contain sensors and a ‘whale cam’ – onto the backs of humpback and minke whales.
As the whales plunge, audiences can go below the surface with them and experience a day in the life of an ocean giant, including the various ways they feed on krill.