Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, HumpbackWhales explores the world of nature’s most awe-inspiring mammals. Set in Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga, and captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, this ocean adventure offers an up-close look at how humpbacks sing, feed, play and raise their young. Found across the globe, humpbacks were nearly extinct 50 years ago, but are making a comeback. Join researchers as they find out why humpbacks are so acrobatic, why they sing, and why these 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate 10,000 miles every year. A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life.


Directed by Greg MacGillivray. Presented in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the National Museum of Natural History, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and BLUE Ocean Film Festival. 

Introduced by Nancy Knowlton and Caryn McClelland. Special Guest Alyson Fleming, James Smithson Posdoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History and humpback whales expert.

Humpback Whales

2015 US 40 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: DCEFF 365, Family Friendly, Short
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans