We just can’t get enough of our “Whale Fishes”
We fondly refer to them as “Whale Fishes” when we are out and about on our sighting expeditions – and as per usual we were not disappointed.
After serving breakfast on Saturday, Geoff and I were ready for our weekly dose of whale watching along the coastal paths of Hermanus. On arrival at Walker Bay we were welcomed by a school or in this case a crèche of whales (moms and babies) playing in the bay. They were rolling with their fins fully visible and spyhopping to get a better look at their surroundings, delightful to experience.
We then decided to take a drive to a beautiful bay called “Kwaai Water” that we discovered on our travels near Voelklip. As we parked our car we saw a lot of splashing just behind the breakers. To our absolute amazement there was a huge mommy Southern Right teaching her calf how to Lobtail. (Lobtailing is another term for tail slapping, in which a whale forcefully slaps is tail flukes repeatedly on the ocean surface – this is a form of non-vocal communication.)
Armed with our camera’s the clicking started and it was quite a show to behold, the calf was so into his/her daily lesson that we went away with loads of great photo’s to share… Check out our article on Tips and To Do's when Whale Spotting.