For many people on this planet, just seeing one solitary humpback whale would be the thrill of a lifetime. What was captured above using a 4K Camera Drone is simply unprecedented. This has to rank amongst the largest Humpback Whale pods ever filmed with a 4K camera…SIXTY. At LEAST 60 humpback whales were filmed swimming South past Cape Town.
This is what’s known as a ‘super pod’, and the massive congregation of humpbacks were feasting on krill in an all out feeding frenzy. Photographer/Outdoorsmen Jean Tresfon shared a ton of photos on Facebook, pictures he captured using the drone, and each of them are as stunning as the video above:
The summer feeding aggregation of humpback whales has been taking place off our shores for a few weeks already north of Dassen Island. On Friday the whales moved much further south and into the public eye… After a constant stream of calls and messages to keep me updated on their antics I’ve spent the last few days waiting for the wind to die down enough to be able to fly in the lee of the big Peninsula mountains and get some pictures. Today was that day! But today was also about so much more than just the whales. For the first time in ages I’ve actually run out of superlatives to describe the experience properly. The weather was amazing, the scenery incredible, the whales were just mind-blowing and there was just so much going on that presented photographic opportunities. There were baitballs in Table Bay, many hundreds of humpbacks along the Atlantic Seaboard, bottlenose dolphins in False Bay and sunfish near Milnerton. Rounding Cape Point by air is always breathtaking and between there and Kommetjie it seemed that half of Cape Town was out enjoying the opening weekend of the crayfish season. The other half appeared to be at Kenilworth Race Track on their motorcycles taking part in the toy run. Flying around Cape Town’s Peninsula is always special but today’s flight was just next level stuff…
Talk about being in the right place at the right time. That’s a sight you could chase for your entire life and never end up seeing it. This bro just happened to be there when the universe aligned and he had one of the greatest cameras on the planet. Too cool.