Amid the pod of humpback whales in waters out of Eden, an opportunistic fur seal wasted no time in finding the best seat for the fish feast.
The series of photographs by Robyn Malcolm show typical whale feeding behavior and it looks like the seal just got a bit of a lift at one point. It’s cute. It must have been quick since she says she didn’t notice that she had captured this exact moment.
But a whale expert says Ms Malcolm had an interesting other image of some whales feeding in a circle with bubbles in the centre.
“They look they are bubble feeding, a very unique behaviour. We’ve not known humpbacks in NSW waters to feed like this, that’s the first time I’ve seen that happen in NSW waters.”
So this really is a gem of a photo.
As my friend John would say, “What’s the best camera? The one you have WITH you.” Keep one handy for moments like this.