Eye in eye with a southern right whale - I had the feeling that he/she was looking at me. Probably he / she even was - bacause they can see quite well, also above water.
This was my first time to see whales and there were quit a lot. They come to the coast of South Afirca to mate and birth (a year later).
4 whales with quite impressing 80 tons curiously interrupted their "dancing" mate ritual to approach to the boat to have a look at us (beeing +/- 18m long).