Category Archives: Whales

It’s Sardine Run Show Time!

It’s Sardine Run Show Time! I’m here again, watching the greatest underwater show ever witnessed, the sardine run. Every cell in my body is wired – I’m back in the middle of this underwater feeding frenzy, which a sardine baitball, no bigger than a SUV, is creating. Numerous predators leading a chaotic yet organized attack…

Whale Massacre Verdict Pending

Whale Massacre

Harpoons hover midair as greedy whaling nations eagerly anticipate being given the green light to legally slaughter thousands of whales worldwide when this week the vote will be taken at the International Whaling Commission in Morocco to either lift the ban on commercial whaling for the first time since 1986, or not. Japan has aggressively…

Whale Ceremony for 55 beached whales in Kommetjie

Lesley Rochat Photography - Whale Ceremony for 55 beached whales in Kommetjie

Yesterday late afternoon as a full moon begun to rise, a small crowd of about 120 people, including Kim Mc Klean, who had driven from Hermanus especially for the event, gathered to honour the whales that were shot on the beach the weekend before. Spiritual healer and shaman, Shelley Ruth Wyndham, spoke words of wisdom…