Fellowship of the Whales
Video: Full Episode

Follow a baby humpback whale as she travels from her birthplace in Hawaii, to feeding grounds off Alaska’s coast. Escorted by her mother, this newborn will learn many things along the way. And when the pair returns to Hawaii, this yearling will be ready to take her place in her own community of whales. Buy the DVD. This film premiered November 15, 2009.

  • phillip

    Excellent program, I enjoyed watching!!!!

  • jose raygoza

    It is wonderful how nature works and how it makes sense to leave nature alone. I enjoy watching full episodes like these all the time. including students.

  • PharmerVu

    Wow! Amazing animals to be treasured for our future generations to enjoy!

  • Paige

    wild life is important we should save the wild life.

  • Amelia

    Paige arent you a bit redundant “wild life is important we should save the wild life.” But other then that i thought it was a good program

  • fred

    Amelia,

    It’s worth saying twice!

    :-)

  • Erin

    What an excellent program… whales are beautiful. Wildlife is beautiful!

  • emily

    i love whales! <3 Y(Whale tail)

  • Damon

    Great program! Few things relaxes me like watching a great nature show! Thanks PBS!

  • Alessandra

    Beautiful program! I loved the way it showed their life cycle in a year from giving birth to a calf, teaching the calf, going to feed in Alaska and back to Hawaii. Humpback whales are truly wonderful, like so many sea creatures. I just wish one day there won’t be a need for them or any animal to be in the endangered animal list.

    For more info on their endangered status you can visit:

    http://www.adfg.state.ak.us/special/esa/whale_humpback/humpback_whale.php

  • George

    Thanks. It´s incredible the video.

  • ELLAMAE

    ITS HARD TO THINK WE HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLANET{ AND GOD CREATED IN 6 DAYS, SO WE COULD ENJOY}
    I HOPE TO SEE THIS SOME DAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

  • raquel saenz grafton

    One of the most beautiful creatures that we have to save and care like you do. I love all your programs and I wish one day I would be able to go and see in person this miracle of life. Keep the good programs.

  • Ricardo

    Wow!! Thank you!

  • Mrs. Clarkson’s Class

    Awesome! Beautiful scenery and shots of whales! We loved the bubblenetting and how the whales worked together to gather food. We also loved watching all of the different whale behaviors. We give it five stars and loved watching this in class.

  • Lanis Loveday Chidel

    Thank you for posting this online so we can see and share! This film allows us to appreciate more fully the rare treasure we have in these magnificent beings who have learned to live in harmony with their environment and cooperate with each other for the welfare of their species….a valuable lesson to mankind! I plan to share this with my facebook friends and cetacean protection groups on FB to spread this awareness you have provided. Thank you so much!!
    Lanis Loveday Chidel

  • kate

    not only do the humpbacks fear the orcas in alaska, but they are also on the watch for palin on a helicopter

  • Alan

    It’s a truly amazing and wonderful view of the lives of whales. These remarkable creatures have intelligence and ability to communicate and work together for their common good. How senseless and tragic to kill them for commercial gain.

    This program reminded me of a remarkable book, YEAR OF THE WHALE, about the first year of a young sperm whale. If you liked the program, you will love this well-written book.

  • 13 year odl girl

    i loved it!!! But it would be a lot better without all the skips…can you fix that?

  • Yvonne

    I found this to be very information and amazing…I truly enjoyed it. I wish we could learn from these intelligent creatures…..mankind has so much too learn. We as a nation should not allow for these creatures to be hunted and become extinct, it would be a great loss to mankind.

  • stan

    wildlife is wonderful and it should be left alone

  • Heidi

    What a beautiful and informative program! I was lucky enough to see these magnificent creatures in Maui this past February, something I hope everybody gets the opportunity to experience. Thank you for bringing these gentle giants into our homes, so that we may all learn to protect and cherish the Humpbacks and all other wildlife.

    ~If we lose the whales, humans are sure to follow~

  • qboy

    if whales die its our fault we should save the lovely Humpback whales for they r loving giant mammals

  • Rondell

    I hope these programs last forever so we all can continue to learn about things and places some of us can not go,Thank you PBS.

  • kimba ozag

    One can travel around the world without taking a step outside his or her domicile by watching nature programs. very appreciative of your educating presentation. Thank you.

  • Julie Britton

    I AM A REAL LOVER OF THE OCEAN SO THIS WAS PARADISE TO ME! ONE OF THE BEST
    EPISODES I’VE SEEN ON NATURE! HOPE TO SEE MORE OCEAN CREATURE FILMS.
    THANK YOU FOR MAKING THESE AVAILABLE!

  • Susan R. Ball

    I’ve missed Nature programmes more than anything else since we gave up TV many years ago. I’m so thrilled to find I can see this one, and other programmes like it. This will be my companion on winter evenings during breaks from painting! Thank you so much.

  • Drew

    Practically every story is the same on your Nature programs. They all lead to mating…and the annoying anthropomorphic stereotypes such as how the male animal bravely protects the female. These are animals they don’t think like people. Your stories would so much more interesting if you found ways to cover a few new thoughts or ideas, sticking to straight science and avoiding mating rituals and stereotypes altogether.

  • maria

    Loved it thanks so much

  • Addie Stowers

    Most wonderful film I have seen in years. Great filming. Loved it. Am sending it to my grand children they will love it and learn so much.So beautiful. So nice to have so much info about Gods beautiful creatures.
    Thank you for all your great work. Addie Stowers

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    I really enjoyed reading through this write-up! I most certainly will be coming back to read some more intriguing ideas!! Thank you.

  • Claire

    This show is like watching something out of a fairy tale! The whales are so graceful and powerful. I was captivated when I first watched this, sitting there with a half-melted, forgotten bowl of ice-cream in my hand and my eyes wider than softballs. My brothers couldn’t understand what the big hullabaloo was about with me and my Nature program! But they were nice enough to give me the T. V. for an hour. :) I’m glad they did, this show was MAGICAL!!!! :D

  • Missy

    How could she just leave her baby like that! I cried so much when the yearling was calling for her mother. :-(

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