The last couple of weeks have been rather busy here at the Wild Eye office and as I prepare to head up to the Masai Mara for two weeks next week I thought the long weekend would be the ideal time to spend some time to recollect my thoughts, chill with my wife, and prepare myself for the next couple of safaris.
We are off to Hermanus for a couple of days with the goal of some serious chilling and doing some whale watching. The most common sighting of whales along South Africa’s shores are of Southern Right Whales – a sight I am yet to behold! The whales migrate south during the summer months when supplies of krill are more prolific, and north during winter and spring to mate, calve and rear their young. They appear around the South African coastline from May to December and can be seen interacting in the sheltered bays and coves close inshore and near river mouths.
A perfectly timed call from Canon also means that I will be photographing these majestic creatures with one of their newest lenses, the much anticipated 200-400mm f4.0. The timing worked out perfectly as I can not think of a better place to put this lens to the test.
I don’t have any whale images in my portfolio and I am hoping to change this this weekend so here’s an image I took from the famous Boulders Beach in Simonstown a couple of years ago. Keep an eye out on the blog for some images and a review of the Canon 200-400 in the next couple of weeks.
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