WATCH: Paddling alongside humpbacks in Cape Town

2016-11-30 12:30 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - Earlier this week, incredible drone footage shot by Kieran Donnelly showed a pod of over 60 humpback whales frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Town.

Now, new footage shared by Capetonian Thomas Pryor, gives another angle of the incredible humpback whale gathering currently seen in the water along the Mother City over the past few weeks. 

This time, the footage captures the humpback whale action right from their midsts! Thomas posted a video of him on a paddle-ski about 3km off the Clifton Bay coast. 

The footage, taken on Saturday, 26 November, show a pod of about 10 to 12 Humpback whales feeding. 

According to Thomas, there was another larger pod farther out, that attracted more attention from tourists, leaving him all alone with this pod! 

Check it out: 


Thomas wrote on Facebook that the closest whale was about 3 to 4 meters away from him as it went past. He says, "their spacial awareness of me was amazing". 

The 'larger pod farther out' Thomas refers to might be the pod of more than 60 humpbacks spotted on the drone by Kieran on Saturday. 
 
This super pod of humpbacks were seen feeding on a gigantic gathering of krill just off the Cape Town coast at Crayfish Factory. 

SEE: WATCH: Pod of over 60 humpback whales spotted in Cape Town waters



There has been a summer feeding aggregation of humpback whales taking place north of Dassen Island for a few weeks already.

Over the past weekend, this feeding aggregation appeared to have moved south, when the humpback activity was spotted along Cape Town's shores. Check out the migration pattern below. 




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