Whale season is upon us and the results have been spectacular!
Each year, Southern right whales take a trip to the sunny shores of the Western Cape to calve and nurse their young. It’s a wonderful time to marvel at these magnificent sea critters, but while viewing them with your own two eyes is a must, sometimes photographs will just have to do.
Marine conservation photographer, Jean Tresfon captured a few incredible moments as he soared along the Hermanus coastline, spotting right whales “lolling around” and mother and calf pairs frolicking in the waters.
Rounding Skipskop Point is an important nursing ground for the Southern right whales, and that was certainly where Tresfon managed to spot them as he flew overhead. Not pictured, however, were the great white sharks that normally swim along the whales.
“Clearly the pesky sea-pandas have been up to their tricks again!”
Greyton and Genadendal, Franschhoek Pass and De Hoop Nature Reserve were just a few more spots this adventures photographer managed to snap, even capturing a stunning shot of the annual wildflower “show.”
Check out the incredible shots:
Pictures: Jean Tresfon