Hunted nearly to extinction because they were the “right” whale to kill, the Southern Right Whale has found sanctuary in the waters just off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentina. From June to December the whales make their way to these calm waters to breed and raise their young. The feature describes the size and recognizable characteristics of individual whales and the similarity of the fetus to land mammals. During this exciting whale watching expedition we took care to turn off the engines at critical moments and ensure we did not stress the whales. Valdes has created a permanent sanctuary for the whales and the peninsula is now recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. For more information visit ontopoftheworld.net and check out International Features category Episode 18.