Minke Whale breach

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

At the break of dawn while sailing down the Lemaire Channel off the Antarctic Peninsula, I came across a small pod of Minke Whales momentarily breaching the surface of the dark, clear water.I managed to capture one at the precise moment it broke the surface tension. A breathtaking experience!

The Lemaire Channel, Antarctic Peninsula

Nikon D300 DSLR, 18–200mm VR at 200mm, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 400

by Tim McCullough, New South Wales