Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Humpback Whales Mom and Calf

It was one of those moments we wait for to get nice and close to them while they are logging on the surface and its taken almost 10 years, I have loads of other photos with Whales but these are some of my best, Humpback Whales come to our waters from the Antarctica in the Winter from, May to November to have their kids, allowing the kids to get their body fat before they head back to the Antarctica cold waters, Humpback whales were first protected as endangered animals in 1966. Currently, it is believed 60000 to 80,000 humpback whales are left or about 40 percent of their original population, Rocky Bay also use to be a Whaling Station, We much more coming through our waters now and they have also been traveling in bigger Pods which is great to see, it is also only the Males the sing and they have 5 different notes, it is just so great to see them breaching and playing in our waters this time of the year very blessed,
The practice of whaling in South Africa gained momentum at the start of the 19th century and ended in 1975. By the mid-1960s, South Africa had depleted their population of Fin Whales, and subsequently those of Sperm and Sei Whales, and had to resort to hunting the small and less-profitable Minke Whale continued to be caught and brought to the Durban whaling station from 1968 until 1975. South Africa comprehensively banned whaling in 1979.

Shark Cage Diving KZN - Durban

Its also been a great year for diving with excellent Adventure and so much to see, we have been very blessed, come and have great Adventure with the Shark Men at Shark cage Diving KZN