Hermanus us famous as a land-based whale watching site, and toward the end of August we saw whales from the cliff path on most days.
This is a poor shot, but the only one I got of a whale in the act of breaching.
Not sure if this is the same "whale" as in previous sighting. Photos taken in same area and time frame but did not see two animals at same time.
Have gone back and observed the same whale. Now believe the above pic is the whales flukes.
Spotted moving about between 100 to 200 metres off beach
In the middle of the Golfo Nuevo, next to the Valdés Peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina
Hah! Just a curiousity, a whale vertebrae 250 miles inland. What will paleontologists think one day when they find this. Best guess is that this came from family or friends in Barrow along with a food package--sharing maqtaq for caribou?
What an amazing experience watching these two behemoths right off the beach! My lifer right whales. A third individual later breached only ~150 m away!
Balaenidae /bəˈliːnɨdiː/ is a family of whales of the suborder mysticete that contains two living genera. Historically, it is known as the right whale family, as it was thought to contain only species of right whales. Through most of the 20th Century, however, that became a much-debated (and unresolved) topic amongst the scientific community. Finally, in the early 2000s, science reached a definitive conclusion: the bowhead whale, once commonly known as the Greenland right whale, was...