It's the Island Whale Festival and we started off with a bang! TWO Southern Right's were water dancing off the Summerlands Beach yesterday. Southern Right whales are much rarer than the migrating Humpbacks.
They were amazing to watch and one of these photos shows one of them pushing the tail of the other out of the water using its head. Amazing to behold these two playing around in the water just off the beach!
Another photo shows the classic V-shaped blow of Southern Rights.
These photos were taken from just behind the Penguin Parade on the cliff top overlook.
Tomorrow Cecilia will be presenting "The whale in focus: Constructing cetacean subjectivity in photo essays". This is a FREE event at 4pm in Cowes but you must register beforehand on this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BDUOM
On Sunday we'll be leading a Wildlife and Whale Photography tour ($80) along the Cape Woolamai Track. If you want to join us, here's the registration link: https://www.trybooking.com/BCOOS