Business jumper and picture taker Sam Wild said the whales abandoned at a northern sea shore on the principle Chatham Island throughout the end of the week.
He said it was an awful and enthusiastic scene.
Local people had put out expression of the abandoning the day preceding, he said.
“I mean the Chatham Islands … is a very far off spot, their sea shores are very distant, there’s not many individuals around them so when they were at last discovered the radio call went out to a couple of individuals, cause there’s countless jumpers around the island, myself notwithstanding.”
Wild said the jumping network is advised to avoid the water when there has been a whale abandoning on the grounds that the Chatham Islands has a populace of incredible white sharks which may come in to benefit from the cadavers.
“So avoided the water and took the camera all things considered and no doubt it was pretty tragic to see.”
Wild said the Department of Conservation had been to the territory the earlier day to accumulate information and to euthanise a portion of the whales.
Whale strandings happen each year or two on the islands, he said.
The Department of Conservation has been requested remark.
DOC’s site depicts the Chatham Islands as a mass abandoning “hotspot” for pilot whales, adding that the greatest recorded pilot whale abandoning was the point at which an expected 1000 whales abandoned in the Chatham Islands in 1918.