The humpback whale is one of conservation’s great success stories. Hunted to a few thousand animals prior to a global ban in only 1985, populations of humpbacks around the world are on the rise . Spending time in the water with these awesome creatures is …. well awesome.
Bontoh village doesn’t have much. Its small square homes cobbled together from a jumble of materials gestures a very simple life. But what it does have, apart from the ominous volcano looming above, is world-class ship building skills.