A South African documentary photographer captured this incredible aerial footage of whales swimming and playing off the coast of Cape Town.
South Africa is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine wildlife, including whales, whether from land or from boats, with spectacular annual visits from southern right and humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins year-round.
Every year, southern right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to warmer climates, reaching South Africa. The country’s coastal waters teem with the giant animals, mating, calving and rearing their young – and giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics.
Justin Sullivan captured the beautiful video and shared the post with his Facebook followers.
Sullivan has been exploring photography and videography in the greater Cape Town region for the past 3 years, broadening his expertise in Documentary Photography.
After completing his secondary schooling at the all-boys-boarding school Michaelhouse, Justin studied Development & Environmental Studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Justin completed majors in Geography & Environmental Studies, Public & Development Management, and a half-major in Sociology.
Sullivan now focusses his work on highlighting contemporary issues within South Africa, using photography to display insights into an unknown world. His documentary work from numerous Wild Fires around Cape Town has been highly recognised both locally and internationally, with various publications for print and online media.
“A beautiful greeting from the deep blue this morning off the coast of Llandudno, Cape Town. Thought I would take a brief moment away from wildfires and post something a bit more heart warming.”
Watch the heart-warming video below: