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Sports photographer and surfer, Brad Whittaker, has captured the beautiful sight of surfers and group of Humpback whales sharing the waters together at a reef break in Cronulla, Sydney on Sunday morning. Brad was in a Seadoo watercraft when the whales started to approach the surfers and swam up to them very close.
“It is not uncommon to see a variety of marine life in this area and especially whales at this time of year, however, they don’t always come this close to surf zone” said Brad.
Though some of the surfers were a little shocked at first, they were also very excited by the close encounter. One surfer even slid off his board and swam underwater in an attempt to watch the whales swim past.
"They were very calm, the is part of their annual migration and they were in no distress at all. Just cruising up the coast" said Brad.
One of the surfers amongst the crowd, Harry Engle, said: “You don’t realise how big they really are until you are up close to them. It was quite distracting as we were out there trying to catch waves but watching the whales swim past was far more interesting”.
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- Whales and surfers share the ocean - 30 July 2018