Dead Whale removed on Cape Town promenade…

November 24, 2010

It was this morning that I read via bradley on twitter that a Whale was currently removed from the Sea Point promenade. I was on the scene a few minutes later and could shoot the following incredible photos:

dead whale in Cape Town


I spoke to an officer in charge and he told me the whale is a Southern right whale, weighting ‘only’ 15 tons and he had between 9-10 meters in length, before he broke into three pieces when they initially tried lifting him out of the water. The whale was dead for a couple of days already, which you could certainly smell, when you were close as we were…

3 responses to Dead Whale removed on Cape Town promenade…

  1. Ganz schön eklig so ein toter Wal in Stücken.

  2. And to think they make perfume from whale blubber! Poor fella but glad its gone before I arrive next week. Great pics. G

  3. I was in the hotel across the street at the time. My son saw the carcass the night before, and from my hotel room I saw what I thought was part of the carcass flow out to sea. I watched the preparation for the recovery, but had to leave before the recovery itself.