Humpback Whales

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This shot is of the dorsal fin of a male Humpback Whale (known as Megaptera novaeangliae) taken in Silver bank Sancutuary in the Atlantic Ocean of the Dominican Republic. This are is in a reserve that sits about halfway between Turks and Caicos & the Dominican Republic.Humpback whales come here to mate and give birth annually. This shot was taken on a morning where we had been waiting to spot a mom & calf pair that would allow us to get close in water.  This did not happen but instead, we were lucky enough to meet a group of competitive males called a ´Rowdy Group´. There were about four of them and the fights were fierce. At times when they disappeared under the zodiac it felt like we would tip overinstead, I decided to shoot from the water level and have many shots I love but this one is hugely imperfect because of the salt splash on my zoom lens! Not intentional but the image ends up blurred and the effect of the splash is poetic.

This shot is of the dorsal fin of a male Humpback Whale (known as Megaptera novaeangliae) taken in Silver bank Sancutuary in the Atlantic Ocean of the Dominican Republic. This are is in a reserve that sits about halfway between Turks and Caicos & the Dominican Republic.Humpback whales come here to mate and give birth annually. This shot was taken on a morning where we had been waiting to spot a mom & calf pair that would allow us to get close in water. This did not happen but...
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