Guide Summary and Photographs
Today’s trip took place on a pretty choppy sea. However, this had no effect on our sightings and we managed to see 4 of the Marine Big 5. Our first sighting was of a large sunfish which swam just below the surface of the water. They are always fascinating to observe due to the strange manner in which it swims.
Next, we visited Slashfin where we were greeted by two very active sharks. We were lucky enough to spot a particularly big shark which we estimated to be around 4m long. We watched in awe as this majestic creature moved right below our boat towards the bait. We were able to get some pretty amazing shots and I’m sure that the cage divers were equally –if not more- thrilled by the shark’s pure display of power.
On the way to the island we spotted a group of Torpedo’s in Tuxedo’s – otherwise known as the African Penguin. The birds looked absolutely adorable as the bobbed up and down in the water while taking the occasional shallow dive.
Geyser Rock was –as usual- a hive of activity with many seals frolicking in the water. Watching the interactions between seals is always rather humorous as they always seem to be complaining at each other. This can be seen in one of the ages posted below.
On our way back to shore, we spotted a Bryde’s whale which stayed with is for a couple of minutes before disappearing from view. We were then joined by a Subantarctic skua which flew alongside the boat for quite a distance.
The remainder of the trip was spent appreciating the sheer beauty of the landscape in our little corner of paradise.
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