Humpback, eyes wide shut


This young male Humpback Whale approached and stayed with my boat for over two hours. In this image, as he emerged next to the boat, his eye was firmly closed. Exmouth Gulf is an important resting ground for the species’ annual migration.

Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia

Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon 100–400mm at 100mm, 1/500, f7, ISO 400

by Pam Osborn, Western Australia