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DEFINITION OF AN ENCOUNTER

An encounter is the sighting of a group of whales. You may have many encounters during any ONE day. For each day, please call these encounters 1, 2, 3 etc., even if you KNOW that you are encountering the SAME group as before on that same day.

SENDING PHOTOS

Please send all the photos from the SAME encounter on the SAME day as a batch (so that we know the date, and encounter number, of each batch of photos, and can rename them according to our catalogue requirements).

SELECTING PHOTOS

If you KNOW that you have taken many photos of the SAME tail during the SAME encounter, please try to select the best photo of THAT tail to send to us from THAT encounter. However, if you don’t have time to sort through your photos, we can do it.

COORDINATES FOR ENCOUNTERS

We need your photos to help us build South Africa’s first photo identification catalogue of whales.

IMPORTANT: Please respect the whales and follow the code of conduct around whale watching when at sea.

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