It’s time for whale watching again. Every year from May to November the giant humpbacks migrate along the east coast to the warmer waters of the South Pacific to breed.
They then journey with their newborns back to the colder climes of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic.
My brother captured these shots from the headland at Tacking Point. The two whales were greeted by a pod of 30 dolphins. They provided an escort welcoming the visitors to the area and playfully launching themselves toward the duo.
The whales seem to enjoy the company – it’s always nice to meet the locals when you travel!
My brother declares it was an amazing experience to watch the interaction and see first-hand these absolutely awesome creatures.