Swimming WITH BLUE WHALES OFF THE COAST OF SRI LANKA
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take part on our extraordinary Sri Lanka Blue Whale Safari getting up close and personal with these magnificent creatures and learning about their behaviour and habitats.
I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Sri Lanka with Patrick Dykstra, our specialist guide. You can tell how incredibly passionate the whole team are about what they do and in particular the respect that they have for these giants of the ocean.
This whale watching season in Sri Lanka has proven to be one of the best in the last decade. For the first time ever, footage of a mother blue whale nursing her calf was captured on film. The stunning footage was taken as part of a research trip where the team also filmed of a pair of pygmy sperm whales – which may be first footage ever recorded of live pygmy sperm whales in the wild in Sri Lanka!