Seeing Whales That Live in Antarctica
A Dream Come True!
I’ve been fascinated with Whales ever since I was a boy, reading Melville’s Moby Dick. But I didn’t start dreaming about seeing the whales that live in Antarctica until a few years ago, when I became a diehard fan of the Animal Planet docu-reality series Whale Wars.
Seeing the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteers so passionate about protecting these super-sized cetaceans from Japanese whalers is undeniably infectious. But it becomes much more emotionally resonant when you see these tough environmental activists reduced to child-like awe (and, in some cases, tears) every time they spot a whale breaching within the vicinity of their ship.
When we found out we would be taking a dream ecotourism adventure to the southernmost continent with Adventure Life, we were overwhelmed with a mixture of shock and excitement. Finally, I thought, I’ll have a chance to see the whales that live in Antarctica in person!