IMAX Film Proves The Majesty of the Humpback Whale
The massive, acrobatic stars of the IMAX documentary, Humpback Whales, are perfectly suited to the Ontario Science Centre’s extra-large dome screen. (We’re giving away 4 tickets to Humpback Whales…our giveaway is now closed.) This marvelous film takes us through an extraordinary journey into the world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals. The ocean adventure gives an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga.
Humpback whales are renowned for their spectacular leaps out of the water, rolling in the air with their outstretched pectoral fins, and then crashing with a big splash back into the water. I had the excellent fortune seeing them from a boat in Hawaii — watching them breach up close on the big screen is sensational.
The film captures whales’ interactions, behaviour and singing beautifully from the utterly captivating domestic scene of a mother and her calf to a courting scene as a pair of whales circle the boat in a rarely-observed behaviour. Possibly the most amazing behaviour seen is the teamwork known as group bubble net feeding. Bubble net feeding begins with a synchronized dive and continues with the whales blowing bubbles and funneling a school of herrings to the surface. Once the fish are grouped together, the humpbacks scoop the herring up by the mouthful. The extraordinary camera work puts the viewer solidly among the feeding, splashing beasts.
The immediacy created by IMAX technology on screen means you feel like you are right there on a boat beside the whale and you may be tempted to shield your face from spray created by massive tails. You might get white-knuckled when you join the boat crew in a swift ride to save a whale. The exciting rides scenes are nicely interspersed with calm water scenes balancing the film’s intensity. It really is a marvelous film with a bit of a thrill ride.
A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life. Directed by Greg MacGillivray and produced by Shaun MacGillivray. A One World One Ocean production. Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor.
Ontario Science Centre IMAX Film
Congrats to Maggie Cheung who won our giveaway of 4 tickets to Humpback Whales at the OMNIMAX Theatre at the Ontario Science Centre plus a humpback whales plush toy. Value approximately $75.
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