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Lots of Tee Pees
Bougainvilleas grow over a painted skylight.
Into the Canyon
Tamang custodians of Boudhanath stupa apply a fresh coat of white and saffron colour on the dome of the stupa
Clouds and the Sun
Firing A Musket
A young monk peers outside the doors of a cafe in Boudha, Nepal.
Bus Stop Bollywood
Blocking the Trail
Paddle
Dawn Approach
Power Slap
Amazon Village
Fin Slap
Pigeons surround the Boudhanath stupa in the early morning hours.
Humpbacks in Monochrome
On the Brink
Effervescence
A Buddhist monk at Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal.
Humpback Portrait
Nighttime on the River
Xmas tree
Humpbacks in Monochrome
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Power Slap

A 30 tonne humpback whale flexed its pectoral fin and slapped the water just inches away from my camera. The effects of the explosive movement generated a huge ‘boom’ in the water, which I could feel reverberating in my chest.

TAGS: Tonga

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Member since 2017
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© WAI HOE MOK.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2018, 11:32 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Vava'u, Tonga