Turistas se perdieron de esta maravillosa escena porque estaban viendo para otro lado

These whale watchers appear to have missed the boat when it comes to sighting the magnificent beasts as they are all looking the WRONG WAY when a massive humpback breaches right beside them.   The huge marine mammal dwarfs the sightseeing boat which looks like it is just metres from the 40-tonne beast bursting from the waves to the left of the photograph taken yesterday (TUES).   British amateur wildlife photographer and whale enthusiast John Goodridge took this amazing shot from another boat as hopeful tourists toured the waters just off the coast of Sydney, Australia, to catch a glimpse of whales during the annual winter migration from south to north.    Yorkshireman John, 52, was just 300 yards away when he took the perfectly timed picture.   The dad-of-three who works for a packaging company said: "They were all looking the wrong way because about eight minutes before the whale had breached on the other side of the boat and they were waiting for it to come up again.   "I have been photographing whales more seriously now for about a year and you get used to the way they move and where they will come up again. It might have breached one place eight minutes ago but in that time underwater it could have swum anyway.   "I suppose they were lucky in a way, I've never seen a whale breach that close to a boat before and the thing was bobbing like a cork when it landed in the water, it was certainly longer and heavier than the boat."   John, originally from York, lives in Sydney with his Australian wife and three children. He used a recently purchased Cannon 1DX and 100 - 400 lens to get the amazing photograph.   He said: "Some people have asked me if there's a trick of perspective with the image, but no, the whale was right next to the boat. I didn't get the splash sadly because I turned to shoot another whale, but I definitely saw a splash."   Every year thousands of humpbacks - some as big as 50 tonnes and 52-feet long - migrate along the Eastern Australian coastline from the cold waters of Antarctica to the tropics. Between June and August pregnant females are often heading north to give birth to protect their calves from the colder southern temperatures.   From September to November an estimated population of more 8,000 whales make the 6,000 mile journey south once more to the Southern Ocean to feed on huge plumes of krill and other tiny crustaceans.

Una ballena joroba a pocos metros

Llevas horas esperando esto, y cuando finalmente sucede, estás mirando para otro lado, ¡que desperdicio!

Jon Goodrige | Metro.co.uk

Con esta curiosa escena se encontró el fotógrafo John Goodrige. El contemplaba a un barco lleno de turistas esperando ver a las ballenas en la costa de Sindey. Llevaban horas esperando, cuando por fin una ballena salió del agua a unos cuantos metros, pero ellos estaban mirando para otro lado.

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Lo que pasa es que hacía tan solo ocho minutos que la ballena había salido del lado contrario, así que estaban esperando que volviera a salir del mismo lado.

Según publica el diario británico Metro, el fotógrafo explicó que jamás había visto a una ballena acercarse demasiado a un barco, por lo que los turistas eran afortunados… lamentablemente no disfrutaron de toda la escena.


Cada año miles de ballenas jorobadas, – algunas de las cuales llegan a pesar las 50 toneladas y medir hasta 15 metros de largo – migran a lo largo de la costa este de Australia, desde las frías aguas de la Antártida hacia los trópicos. Las ballenas embarazadas viajan al norte para dar a luz entre junio y agosto protegiendo a sus crías de las temperaturas más frías que hay en el sur.

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