Horizontal landing


It was late afternoon on a breathless day when this Humpback Whale decided to breach next to my boat. The image captures the fleeting moment when 40 tonnes of megafauna seems to be delicately suspended above the water surface.

Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia

Canon EOS 1D MkIII, Canon EF 100–400mm f4–5.6L IS USM at 400mm, 1/1600, f8, ISO 400, handheld from boat

by Pam Osborn, Western Australia