Copyright © 2019 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Bryde’s Whale: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The Bryde’s Whale or Balaenoptera brydei is also called Bryde’s Whale Complex has been a darling to all in Thailand as they are really docile, friendly, a spectacle to watch. We were extremely blessed to have seen at least seven to nine of them just playing around our boat and sometimes we have to follow them way out of the ocean. They have come very close to our boat many times, rolled theirs bodies, showed their tails, and especial raised their heads above the water so we can see its portrait.

We have been wanting to go Whale Watching in Thailand and we have cancelled our plans many times; we finally decided to have a family trip and just get over with the plan. We did and it was an amazing experience watching the whales race away from the boats taking watchers near them. They where spouting water and diving, sometimes they would jerk their bodies and we saw the dorsal fins beating the water.

It was a full day experience, it was hot, but there was cool wind to match the heat, we had to re-hydrate as much as we can. We saw the whales in different ways, the mouth opening sideways, their backs, fins, and tails.

Thanks a lot Khun Note Chaiyasit for having us and Khun Krirkpanu Sirivudh for guiding us; you have given us immeasurable joys as we seen those lovely created mammals in the ocean

Petchaburi, Thailand
December 9, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro EGL-94 | Fotopro LH-10A
Carry Speed FS-Pro
Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB


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