Pictured is the right whale EGNO3380, photographed by the right whale habitat team off Dennis on March 7. Those massive scars on the fluke were caused by a boat propellor sometime prior to 2007. Photo/Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

Pictured is the right whale EGNO3380, photographed by the right whale habitat team off Dennis on March 7. Those massive scars on the fluke were caused by a boat propellor sometime prior to 2007. Photo/Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

CapeCodOnline: Move over, snowy owls. The latest creatures to captivate binocular-toting beachgoers could be the biggest draw of them all.

At least a dozen rare and enormous North Atlantic right whales have been observed feeding in Cape Cod Bay closer to shore than normal in the Mid-Cape area, mainly off Dennis beaches. During high tides, curious nature enthusiasts have descended on sandy spots such as Mayflower Beach this week to catch a glimpse of the massive mammals in the distance.

Read more about the right whales being spotted close to Mid-Cape beaches.