Whales bounce off the coast of Zamami Island

Whales bounce off the coast of Zamami Island

A whale shows its whole body jumping out of the water near Fukaji Island, Zamami Village on the morning of March 9. (Photograph provided by Yasushi Sakurai)


March 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

By Hirokazu Otsubo

Three whales jumped out of the water in a spectacular display near Fukaji Island, Zamami Village.
The scene was captured by Yasushi Sakurai, 56, from a ship on the morning of March 9.

It was his seventh year visiting Zamami, where he wanted to capture a whale breach. He had not had a chance to get the photo he wanted, and was frustrated.

“I extended to stay here one more night. I took a shot of the breach at the last minute. I feel so glad to have encountered this miraculous scene of the whale’s whole body leaping out of the water,” Sakurai said.

(English translation by T&CT) 

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