It took a while before it was finally published, but the article in the March edition of Duiken Magazine came out recently. Our trip to Ireland ended in May last year, however our experiences still remain vivid in our memories.
While doing some research on dolphins to write an article for Duiken Magazine I learned that Dusty is not the only friendly dolphin out there. Famous dolphins like Dusty, Fungie and Duggie have been known to interact with humans for extended periods of time. Although all of these examples occured in Irish waters, many more examples are documented inside and outside British waters.
Hurray! My first ever article is coming out in the March edition of Duiken Magazine in the Netherlands. If that was not enough already, they also chose one of my shots of the humpback as the cover shot for the edition. It will hit the market on 21st of February and is being pressed right now! Needless to say, I am very, very happy with it! ;-)
Forget the migration of the wildebeest on the plains of the savanna. Forget also the Sardine run and visit the southern African coastline in wintertime where one of the most spectacular as well as long migrations on earth is performed by a majestic giant: the mighty humpback whale…
While drinking a cold coke on the porch in Zavora we saw whales jump and slap their fins on the water's surface in the bay. Wildlife does not get any bigger than whales, although a few elephants might outweigh some whale species. Other than that, there were also big manta rays around on the local cleaning stations..
After our stay in Umkomaas it was time to set out on the long drive to Mozambique. We were aiming for the Kosi Bay border, which took us at least 6 hours to reach. We left our rental car in the lockup and transferred to the other side to meet our pickup. The main goal of this part of the trip was to snorkel with the inshore bottlenose dolphins of the waters around Ponta do Ouro.