photo by Edith Schreurs (Flickr CC)

After summering in Antarctic waters, pods of southern right whales began arriving in Argentine waters yesterday.

The whales are providing tourists with a rare treat and will continue to migrate into the Patagonian Sea until early November in order to mate and breed. Yesterday they frolicked in a bay at Argentina’s Valdes peninsula, which is a designated nature reserve.


From ITN News:

Tourists flock to the cold steppe to take boats out into the bay and get up close to the creatures, which stay from June to December.

Check out the below video report for more on the whales’ return to Argentina.

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