Photos: Barba's Whale Safari

The Barba crew set out on an ocean safari to find and photograph the whales wintering in the cold waters of the Senja region, in Northern Norway.

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Tony Wu swims near a humpback whale's fluke.Barba.no
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Tony swims with two humpback whales.Thomas Kleiven
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Tony Wu ready to go to work photographing the whales.Kari Schibevaag
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Tony dives below with an orca bull.Thomas Kleiven
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The "footprint" of a humpback below the surface.Barba.no
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The crew gets ready to get in the water.Kari Schibevaag
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Barba patrolling the waters for whales.Barba.no
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Norway is a land of contrasts.Kari Schibevaag
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Northern lights seen from the Barba base of operations, Hamn i Senja.Kari Schibevaag
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There's no such thing as cold weather!Kari Schibevaag
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The whales killed a herring for dinner.Malin Waage
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Mr Wu to the left, orca to the right performing what is known as a “spyhop”.Kari Schibevaag
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Andreas soaring with orcas using an underwater wing.Barba.no
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A humpback playing next to Barba.Tore Emil Lien