Orcas are the top predators of the world’s oceans. Especially in Norway and Canada, chances are high to come across them.
Blue whales are the biggest animals in the world – and extremely rare. You have good chances of spotting them in Iceland, Quebec, Mexico and Australia.
Humpback whales are gifted singers and tricky hunters: Singing takes place in the South Seas, hunting is done in the cold fjords.
Finbacks are the second biggest whales in the world. The best places to meet them are Quebec and New England.
Sperm whales dive deeper than any submarines. They can be spotted close to the coast in Norway, New Zealand and on the Azores.
Minke whales are curious, playful and widespread. They can be found everywhere, in Australia even while snorkeling.
Every year, gray whales migrate back and forth between Mexico and Alaska. At some places you can even see them from the mainland.
Right whales are the bulkiest whales, but very agile nonetheless. Watch them jump in Australia, South Africa and Argentina.
Belugas are very popular because of their facial expressions. You can often meet them in great numbers in Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut.
The eastern coast of Canada is the main place for Canadian whale watchers. There's great coastal roads and national parks, too!
Canada's Pacific Coast is rough and wild. And it has orcas, gray whales and humpbacks - along with rainforests full of bears and cougars.
Washington and Oregon have monoliths, volcanoes, giant redwoods and the clearest lake of the country. And gray whales! And orcas!
Cape Cod is the most elegant and exclusive seaside resort along the US East Coast - and also perfect for humpback safaris.
One year of whale watching in one infographic. Plus: free download!
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