We traveled to South Africa to witness the annual Sardine Run, a spectacular natural phenomenon that occurs from May through July. During this time, billions of sardines spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and migrate northward along the east coast. This migration attracts a diverse range of marine predators, including sharks, dolphins, and diving birds.
Observing these creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique experience. The sardines swim in massive shoals, sometimes stretching for kilometers. As the predators feed on the sardines, they create a chaotic feeding frenzy. It is an incredible sight to behold.
The Humpback Whale surprised me by how close it got to us. It was a fantastic moment. I wish I could have taken a better picture without my fin in it. 😂