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Leaping Whales 2
A Southern Right Whale calf spy-hopping near shore. Its mother was just out of frame.
Habitat
Southern Hemisphere oceans
Location
Southern Ocean from Head of Bight, South Australia
Date taken
July 2000
Scientific name
Eubalaena australis
Equipment used
Canon EOS-1N; 75-300 IS Canon lens
Having seen Northern Right whales and been thrilled at a distance...this must have been awesome! lovely capture too!
thanks
Eagle
 
Thank you both! I just got lucky that I had meetings in Adelaide, So Australia, when calving time was taking place in the Great Australian Bight just west of there. Although the particular area I was in was on Aboriginal lands and no boats were available, I saw 26 adults and 13 calves from the cliffs and took two light plane rides over the water to get better views. Just absolutely HUGE animals!

Now I have to get to the east coast of the US and see one of the northern rights before they disappear! :-( Glen, I'm surprised you haven't seen one, but I know they're highly protected and probably no whale watching is allowed...?
 

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Katy Penland
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