Charging Humpback

BLACK AND WHITE 

A pod of male Humpback Whales suddenly turned and charged towards my boat. Shiny black heads lunged forward, displacing great sheets of water. It was all an anticlimax as they calmly dived under the boat and proceeded to race around full of testosterone, as young males will sometimes do.

Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia

Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon 100–400mm at 330mm, 1/1600, f6.3, ISO 400

by Pam Osborn, Western Australia