A record 1 347 whales off De Hoop coastline

De Hoop Nature Reserve, on the Southern Cape coast, is probably most famous for its iconic Whale Trail.

And this past weekend well-known Marine Conservation Photographer, Jean Tresfon affirmed just how incredible the spot is for whale watching. Tresfon, together with whale scientist Chris Wilkinson were conducting an aerial whale survey for the Mammal Research Institute Whale Unit.

They lifted off early on Saturday morning from the Morning Star airfield into the crisp clear air and almost immediately encountered southern right whales. But it was when they reached the De Hoop Nature Reserve area that they were just blown away.

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(Photo: Jean Trefson, marine conservation photographer)

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