THIS is the breathtaking moment 80 tonne Southern Right Whales engage with scuba divers during their yearly migration through South Africa. Diving tour operator Rainer Schimpf was fortunate enough to capture the underwater and aerial footage using a special filming permit following a successful expedition with the whales in 2015. Schimpf and his team were able to document the whales in Hermanus, 200km east of Cape Town, and this year their aim was to see how the whales behaved. Making sure not to disturb the majestic animals in their natural habitat, Rainer used a drone to capture the aerial footage of the whales interacting with each other and the divers.
Videographer / director: Rainer Schimpf Producer: Crystal Chung, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Marcus Cooper