Southern right whale calf breaching

Southern right whale calf and mother


We filmed this southern right whale calf and her mother from our balcony at De Kelders near Hermanus, during our visit there earlier in October. The calf has a large white mark on her stomach, which is on frequent display as she rolls in the water and smacks her pectoral fins. She reminded me of nothing so much as a Jersey cow, and I found her obvious enjoyment of life to be absolutely delightful.

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Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.