Shadow of a species


This photograph has a strong emotional connection that represents the devastation brought upon these amazing creatures in the past century. With whales still being hunted today, it could only be a matter of time before these creatures are just a distant memory or shadow of what they used to be.

Tonga, South Pacific

Canon 5D MkII, 15mm fisheye lens, 1/250, f14, ISO 200

Status: The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is listed as Vulnerable.

by Scott Portelli, New South Wales