HAS MIGALOO BEEN BREEDING?
A baby white whale has been spotted off the state’s far north coast.
This week Kynan Wall got in touch with me when I posted his image on Instagram with the story about the sighting of a white humpback calf being sighted off the east coast of Australia.
As you all know I have painted the great white humpback whale, Migaloo, twenty five times now.
I have amazing news. Kynan has given me permission to create paintings based on his images. I usually change images I see and let my imagination move the creatures around in my mind. Kynan’s photographs are pretty amazing though so I am really grateful for the permission.
My new paintings of Yirili will be available for commission or pre-purchase over the next 6 months. As will all the Migaloo paintings there will be 3 sizes, small medium and large, and all will be in oil paint. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
During our conversation I learnt more about the calf and Kynan.
“Hi! Love your work!
It’d be great if you’d like to paint Yirili using my photo!
(I’m not indigenous… just thought it’d be nice to acknowledge the local bundjalung people and name the calf using the local language)
I am a sailor and a pilot and if this pic can raise awareness for doing something about helping the ocean it would be absolutely amazing!” Kynan Wall
Video courtesey of Kynan Wall. Still image from Kynan Wall and Out Of The Blue Adventures
Click here to watch video White Whale Calf Spotted Off Lennox Head
I first heard of the calf through a story reported in
By Bruce MacKenzie and Leah White
Kynan Wall saw what appears to be an albino humpback calf while he was para-gliding near Lennox Head on the weekend.
He said it was a special experience.
“We see whales a lot when we’re flying along there but I’ve never seen a whale calf that was that pale or even that small,” Mr Wall said.
“So it was obviously a very new whale and quite a special thing to see.”I was pretty excited to I got a few photos and a bit of video as well.”