For me 2017 was the year of chasing the Southern Right Whale story.
I had been hoping to do this one for years. It was not only because there is a great conservation success story to be shared about these animals. It was not only because of the cool name of the animal which it got from the whaling days; "Right Whale". It was also not only because I have NatGeo Brian Skerry's Southern Right whale image from clear sub-Antarctic waters firmly imprinted in my brain.