It’s always a thrill to see the first of the Southern right whales as they return to the Cape Peninsula shores to mate and calve at this time of the year. Their V-shaped water spout is their signature mark distinguishing them from the bushy-shaped blow of the Bryde and humpbacks.
Hope you find the post interesting as it’s inspired by this week’s photo challenge: Split-second story – playing documentary photographer.
14 thoughts on “Southern Right Whales”
Very well captured… 🙂
Thanks – all about the timing and guesswork!
So lucky to see this!
Yes! It’s always a thrill – their sheer size is just a marvel.
So magnificent aren’t they? Great catch
Nice! I have never, actually, seen a live whale. Sadly. Despite reading books like “Moby Dick”..
Hoping to keep you ‘virtually’ enthralled – False Bay has a reputation of the ‘Serengeti of the Seas’. Now shots of orcas would something really exciting …..
Oh yes it’s fascinating, has it really been a year? 🙂
Time flies! And the cycle continues 🙂
That’s a fine image and an interesting story, Liz! How long do they stay?
Are they protected in any way or this turned into a touristy event? Whale watching is a popular thing. In North Norfolk Seal watching is big business. Seal-trips-boating etc.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Greetings, Dina :). Happy to write that they are protected, boats have to stand off 200m, and not intrude into their space. Their numbers are increasing too.
That’s good news! 🙂
Great capture! What magnificent creatures they are. 🙂
Thanks – their pure size just fills one with awe 🙂