I’d been watching coverage of the juvenile whale stranded at Palm Beach. I live just down the road. I was thinking why am I sitting here? Yes, I did have my tax to do. I had paperwork to fill out. I had a load of washing to hang out before work, still – a whale on my doorstep. How often would that happen? I’ve always been an animal lover and the plight of this beautiful humpback whale touched me deeply. I wanted to see him swim back out to sea – free.
I rugged up for the winter cold, grabbed my new camera and drove the three minutes to the beach. I am so glad I did.
I’m not a brilliant photographer as I’m still getting used to my Nikon Coolpix P520 (a fabulous and important gift from my family for my 50th birthday). I think, however, I’ve captured this mornings events rather well, considering that I was at least 100 metres away from the whale. An orange barrier was erected to keep onlookers away from the Seaworld staff and the whale.
Here’s my brilliant morning:
I hope you enjoyed my morning as much as I did. Please comment if you like.
I can’t wait to get to Africa and see for myself the amazing wildlife. This tiny giraffe is protected by its mother against a pride of lions. Either these lions weren’t really hungry or an adult giraffe is an intimidating sight.