Shallow reef


A male Humpback slowly pursued a female along the shallow reef. I could hear the male singing, and the sound vibrated through my body as I got closer. The whales were in water no deeper than about 10 m as they glided past me in slow motion. It was an unforgettable moment.

Tonga, South Pacific

Canon 5D MkII, 17–40mm f4L lens, 1/200, f13, ISO 320

by Scott Portelli, New South Wales