This visually breathtaking film glimpses into the mysterious lives of humpback whales. Nearly hunted to extinction 50 years ago, this highly intelligent and fascinating species still faces a host of man-made threats to their existence.
Director Greg MacGillivray made To Fly!—his first IMAX® theater film—in 1976 and has been making award-winning films for over 40 years. He has been honored as a documentary filmmaker for his contribution to science education and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards. He continues to produce and direct award-winning films.
Narrated by two-time Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.
Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young—captured for the first time with IMAX 3D cameras. Found in every ocean on Earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow, albeit remarkable, recovery.
Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs and why these intelligent,
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