Humpback Whales Doc at Ontario Science Centre + Giveaway

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Humpback Whales documentary at Ontario Science Centre offers stunning shots that are both intimate and immense, photo Ontario Science Centre
Humpback Whales documentary offers stunning shots that are both intimate and immense, photo Ontario Science Centre
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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.

Humpback Whales documentary at the Ontario Science Centre
Scientists are still trying to figure out why humpbacks, the most acrobatic of whales, breach, photo Ontario Science Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Humpback Whales documentary at Ontario Science Centre offers stunning shots that are both intimate and immense, photo Ontario Science Centre
Humpback Whales documentary offers stunning shots that are both intimate and immense, photo Ontario Science Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

In order to be entered in our giveaway, participants must complete at least two of the following steps. Bonus entries for additional steps. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST

1) Like Torontonicity’s Facebook page (If you have already liked our Facebook page, this counts as one step.)
2) Post a comment at the bottom of this blog post e.g. “I want to win this giveaway because…”.
3) Tweet this on Twitter:

I entered to win @Torontonicity’s #giveaway of 4 tickets to Humpback Whales @OntScienceCtr bit.ly/1LWLZM5 #Toronto
4) Like and share blog post on Google Plus.
5) Like Torontonicity on Instagram.
6) Sign up for our newsletter to get 5 additional entries to our giveaway: https://eepurl.com/YH17n

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44 COMMENTS

  1. 1) Liked Torontonicity’s Facebook page
    2) I want to win this giveaway because I have always been fascinated by whales. This will be spectacular!
    3) Tweeted
    5) Liked Torontonicity on Instagram
    6) Signed up for your newsletter
    Thanks 🙂

  2. I would love to see the whales and have already liked your Facebook page, and signed up for your newsletter. Sorry, can’t Tweet you because I don’t have a Twitter account or an instagram account and won’t get them because I don’t have a data plan on my phone. Still, I enjoyed the pictures you posted!
    Cheers
    Susan

  3. I want to win this giveaway because I have never witnessed a Humpback Whale sighting. This film sounds absolutely incredible !

  4. I want to win this giveaway because my cousins from Hong Kong are coming this summer to visit. I love to take them there!

  5. I liked and shared post on Google +.
    Already a follower on Instagram and tweeted under name @magscheung

    Already subscribing to newsletter. Thank you =)

  6. I want to win this because my sons love nature IMAX shows and they are especially interested in whales. We go to the Science Centre each summer so this would be a great add on for the trip.

  7. I want to win this giveaway because my sons love nature IMAX shows and they are especially interested in whales. We go to the Science Centre each summer so this would be a great add on for the trip.

  8. I want to win this giveaway because I think that this show would be a great way to share my love of nature documentaries with my nieces who are 8 and 5.

  9. Our son loves science, but we have never gone to the Ontario Science Center! My husband & daughter both love marine life so this would be the perfect excuse for us all to finally go to the Science Center and get to see the IMAX!

  10. I want to win this giveaway because my family of four would have a whale of a good time! Thanks! @Jennpup
    I follow on Facebook: Jenn Pup
    I shared on Google +: Jennifer Beckett
    I tweeted on Twitter: @Jennpup
    I follow on Instagram: @Jennpup73
    I subscribed to the email list! Thanks so much!

  11. I want to win this because I love whales and one day going whale watching is something I want to do very badly and until I can do this seeing them on the IMAX screen would be the next best thing.

  12. I want to win this giveaway because I love whales, saw humpbacks in Newfoundland last summer, they were fantastic.

  13. I would love to win this so i can take my family to see it. Humpback whales are my favorite animal and this would bring back amazing memories of whale watching in Cape Cod.

  14. I want to win this giveaway because it has been YEARS since I’ve been to the Centre. Now is a good time to revisit it.

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