Migaloo, the white humpback whale, spotted near Cairns


People keeping an eye on the ocean near Cairns were thrilled to see Migaloo appear, the only known white humpback whale in the world. Passengers on a snorkelling trip were out on the water when they saw a white flash near them, and then watched in awe as Migaloo swam around and put on a show for them that lasted half an hour. The passengers and crew were delighted, as there had been rumours of him being in the area ever since there were two reported sightings on consecutive days last month. There have also been sightings of plenty of other whales up and down the coast. Cairns and the nearby Thala Beach are two of the locations we visit on our Australia tours, and as amazing as Migaloo is, he is just one of the incredible creatures that you could see during a holiday in the country. Image Credit: kevgibbo (flickr.com)