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The Tail Lift

By sherlob    
A Southern Right Whale showing off a graceful tail lift just off the coast of Hermanus in South Africa. Southern Right Whales are typically the third largest species of whales and in terms of mass a full grown whale is the equivalent of approximately 6 fully grown African bull elephants. It was an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to get up close to these graceful giants.

Tags: South africa Whale Massive Graceful Hermanus Wildlife and nature Whale watching Southern Right Whale Tail Lift Southern Oceans

Voters: mike9005, Chinga, dark_lord and 32 more



Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2019 10:12AM
A sight I'd love to see... Excellent image, so well timed...
Isabel GrinGrin
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
22 Sep 2019 10:24AM
Excellent timing Adam a stunning sight to see.
PhilT2 Plus
13 614 35 England
22 Sep 2019 11:01AM
The classic shot. Very well done
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
22 Sep 2019 2:38PM
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
22 Sep 2019 2:48PM
The featureless and colourless distant mountains made a perfect backdrop for this magical moment, Adam.
Yogendra Plus
19 22 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2019 6:33PM
TornadoTys 7 208 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2019 5:58PM
A great image of a wonderful animal

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