I’m constantly amazed by animals and their ability to navigate travelling huge distances with pinpoint accuracy. That doesn’t mean things don’t go wrong from time to time.
18-year-old Payton Landaas was tracking a whale when he saw it swimming towards a dozen or so surfers off the coast of Southern California.
The disappearance of Cape Town’s great white shark population has been well documented, and now a new aerial survey shows some worrying whale numbers.
False Bay plays home to a number of visiting whales that come here to breed, as well as a resident population of Bryde’s whales and orcas. Now they’re under threat.
The harness-wearing beluga whale spotted by Norwegian fisherman could be a Russian weapon, and that’s not as far-fetched as you might think.
During a recent whale-watching expedition, a Port Elizabeth dive tour operator ended up getting far more up close and personal than he intended.
Kayakers paddling in Sea Point were greeted by an unexpected guest that popped up right next to them.
Most people are more than happy to have an up-close sighting of a few whales during a boat trip. This woman is not one of them.
The drive past Llandudno is pretty easy on the eye, but if you happened to be winding your way somewhere yesterday morning you may have seen these guys.
Whales were plentiful at the Hermanus Whale Festival this past weekend, and Luke Maximo Bell was there to capture it all with his drone.
Spring has sprung, which means some of the most splendid oceans giants have made their way to our shores to put on some epic displays.
Called out on a whale rescue mission, the NSRI successfully detangled a large southern right whale before things could get out of hand.
Orcas have certainly made a name for themselves as being pretty badass hunters, but seeing it in action from above is quite something. Respect.
Here in the Cape we’re lucky enough to see whales quite regularly, but apparently Andrei Grigoriev hadn’t ever seen one before getting up close and personal.
Ranging from 12-16 m, the humpback whale isn’t small – so when a mother and its babe decided to put on a little show, they caught a few kayakers off guard.
We’re lucky enough to have a number of whale species that pay our shores a visit, but sometimes things don’t go to plan and the NSRI must swoop.
Whales really are gentle giants, and most Capetonians will readily admit to having a soft spot for them. This may put a smile on your face then.
It’s not every day scientists come across an intact blue whale heart and get to study it in great detail. This new TV show has done just that and it’s pretty epic.
Anyone with a younger sibling can probably recall that time they found a brown submarine in the bath. This poor diver had it just a little worse.
This guy… he probably deserves that award for stupid people. Also, he should probably never breed. Ever. It could cause the end of the Australian accent. Actually, on that note…
In an unusual sight, a rare beaked whale washed up on an Australian beach. Check out the photos of the ocean-dweller after the jump…
This is going to make you want to be these two people! As usual, absolutely incredible footage captured with a GoPro of this encounter with giant, beautiful whales while kayaking. Just put yourself in their shoes for a moment…
Remember when we last posted a story about an exploding whale? Well get out your sick-bags ‘cos we’ve got another one for you.