The photo was taken at the entrance to Katlian Bay. The whale is coming up to scoop up a mouthful of herring. The kayaker is a local Sitka Dentist. The whale's mouth is fully open with the bottom half under the boat by Mark Tennant.
Mossel Bay boasts warmer waters than competitors like Cape Town and Gansbaai. One shark enthusiast who experienced sharks just metres away in the area, was schoolteacher Amanda Brewer from New Jersey, who took part in a cage dive off Seal Island