News Feed Online - Close encounter: mother and calf humpback whales stun surfers at Sydney's Manly beach

05:54 2020-08-02

Close encounter: mother and calf humpback whales stun surfers at Sydney's Manly beach

Images show dozens of surfers about 10 metres from whales, which migrate up and down the Australian coastA humpback whale calf, closely followed by its mother, came within metres of surfers and swimmers at Manly Beach, north of Sydney, on Sunday afternoon.It is unusual to see a whale calf so early in the year in Sydney. Eastern Australian humpbacks migrate north from Antarctica, along the coast to tropical waters in north Queensland from April to July.

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