A unique Southern right whale, 24 September 2019

Written by September 24 2019

A unique Southern right whale, 24 September 2019

The uniquely marked black and white Southern right whale from yesterday was with us again today. On all our tours we encountered this juvenile together with its mother, and we could all have some really nice views of its distinct body markings. Most Southern right whales have a dark body, but this unusual whale has a lot of mottled white marks all over its body. We got a really good look on two of our trips, when this whale decided to breach, repeatedly jumping out of the water. We also watched other Southern right whale individuals today, as now we are in the middle of our season to see this whales. Besides the whales, we also had some really nice encounters with Bronze whaler sharks, African penguins and Cape fur seals. It’s been another fantastic day out on the water with 4 of our Marine Big 5 species!

Photos from today

Southern right whale playing with a piece of kelp

Southern right whale close to shore

Southern right whale head

A young Southern right whale resting on its mother

The tail of the uniquely marked whale drapped over its mother

Uniquely marked Southern right whale breaching

Uniquely marked Southern right whale breaching

Cape fur seal

Cape fur seal colony

Little egret on Geyser rock

Bronze whaler shark with slashfin

Cape cormorants

Cape cormorant

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