Each year in November one of the greatest annual migrations on Earth comes full circle. After a 6 000-kilometre trip, the Southern Hemisphere humpback whales are back in their summer feeding grounds in the Antarctic.
Photo Credit: Wessel Strydom
“The way back is easier as they sit in the current.” (I’ve since read that the Agulhas current that flows down the east coast is one of the fastest in the world.) The calves, though, feed voraciously – about 600 litres of milk a day – to pile on blubber before they reach the icy Southern Ocean.