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Whale Shark Photobomb (Darwin Island, Galapagos)
Swim Until You Can't See Land
Eye to Eye
Jonah
Tall Tales
Animal Magnetism
Water in a Well
A Humpback Whale is breaching
Whale in the saint laurent
Breaching Humpback
Mum and calf
Whale silhouette
Whale Dance
Surfin Baby Grey
Humpback
Childs Play
Humpback Breach
Humpback Breaching
Humpback whale breach off Lahaina, Maui
Two whales swimming off Cape Cod Bay
The family
Teenager
Boneyard cub
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Whale silhouette

I had this shot in mind for a long time but its not often you get to swim under a 45 tonne Whale as she surfaces to breath. This year i was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in the water with these magnificent animals. When we found this very relaxed mum and calf in shallow water i knew i had a chance to get the shot. I dived down under, holding my breath, waiting for that special moment. As the baby swims back under mum i knew i had the shot.

TAGS: Humpback, Nature, Tonga, Underwater, Whale

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Member since 2018
Photo Information
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© Grant Thomas.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 15
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Sept. 4, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO160
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PHOTO LOCATION Ha'apai islands, Tonga