Tuesday, 5 November 2002

Tysfjord, Norway

Cetacean species: orca.
Best time to go: was October to December, but orca sightings in Tysfjord are now much less frequent.

For more photographs go to Mammals of the Arctic - Orca

Orca, Tysfjord

Friday, 5 July 2002

Cardigan Bay, Wales

Cetacean species: bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise.
Best time to go: May to September.
Whale-watching operator: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Bottlenose dolphin,
Cardigan Bay

Saturday, 1 June 2002

Saldanha Bay, South Africa

Cetacean species: Southern right whale, Heaviside's dolphin.
Other wildlife seen: Cape fur seal, Cape porcupine, Cape rock hyrax, springbok, yellow mongoose, African penguin.
Best time to go: July to November.
Note: the usual tourist 'hot spots' are Lambert's Bay and Hermanus, to the North and South of Saldanha respectively - I was in South Africa as a conservation volunteer rather than as a tourist.

For more photographs go to Gill Sinclair's Wildlife Blog

Southern right whale,
Saldanha Bay