Hermanus, South Africa
September 29 to October 2, 2008
Every winter, Right Whales migrate to the tip of South Africa to have babies and sex. The greatest gathering spot is at
Hermanus, about 90 minutes to an hour east of Cape Town. Hermanus has the best shore viewing of whales in the world.
Right Whales grow to 14 meters and can weigh forty tons. They can eat up to 500 kilos of krill a day in Antarctica. A baby can
drink 500 litres of milk a day.
All of the pictures on this page were taken walking the cliffs of Hermanus. Note the babies swimming along beside the mothers.
The babies are smaller than the mothers.
It appeared that most
of the breaching were
being done by the
This pod of six (left and below)
swam right by the point in