Giants of the deep

the ‘Nature Air Flight

by Julia

One thing that has been firmly on my bucket list for a while was to go Whale watching, something have finally I managed to tick off. During a recent trip to St Lucia, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa I had the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of searching out and finding these gentle giants of the deep. The Humpback whale season in this area runs from June to the end of November. We were there in November so to see not one but three was a pretty unexpected but wonderful experience. For such large animals, Humpback Whales are very good at hiding! It took us some time to find them in the inky blue sea, finally spotting the distinctive hump the whales make as they dive under the ocean surface, in the distance. The captain pulled alongside where we had spotted the whale and when he finally re-surfaced he had brought his friends with him! The three young males then swam alongside the boat for sometime before disappearing back into the ocean.