29 Whales Who Are Just So Happy To Be Alive Today

These guys commute to Antarctica and back. So no grumbling about your journey to work okay?!

1. It’s a glorious winter’s day in Sydney, Australia.

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2. 18 degrees centigrade (64 degrees Fahrenheit). WOOOOOOOOP!

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3. While most of Sydney’s 4.5 million souls struggled into work today on Australia’s most congested roads and railways, other commuters weren’t grumbling.

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4. Humpback whales typically commute (aka migrate) 25,000 kilometers (16,000 miles) each year.

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5. Winter Down Under = whale watching season.

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6. “25,000KM COMMUTE: DO YOU HEAR ME MOANING?!”

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7. From May to November, the whales move between their summer feeding grounds in Antarctica and their winter breeding grounds near the Equator.

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8. The migration passes right along Australia’s east coast.

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9. Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to the tropics in winter to breed and give birth.

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10. During the winter, the whales fast and live off their fat reserves.

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11. One of the largest creatures on the planet, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft),

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12. Adults can weigh 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb).

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13. And they’re still MUCH BETTER swimmers than you.

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14. Humpbacks are acrobatic animals known for breaching and slapping the water with their tail and pectorals.

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15. They just love to show off.

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16. Wildlife enthusiasts can view migrating whales just off the coast of Sydney and right along Australia’s eastern seaboard.

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17. They are a truly MAGNIFICENT sight.

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18. The whales are happy to say “G’DAY”.

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19. Sometimes it seems like they’re showing off.

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20. “G’DAY MAAAAAAATE!”

21. “LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!!!!”

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22. “CHECK ME OUT”

23. “THAR I BLOW!!!”

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24. “WOOP WOOP”

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25. “YEAH I’M A SHOW OFF, WHATEVS!”

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26. “YEEEEEEEEEEEEE….”

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27. “HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”

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28. One of the world’s biggest creatures. Right off the coast off Australia’s biggest city!

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29. “HAPPY MONDAY Y’ALL!”

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
 
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