The moment when a 40-tonne female and her calf glide by is a privilege to say the least. Each year humpback whales migrate to warmer waters to mate and give birth, and it is an honour to witness this miracle of nature.

Kingdom of Tonga

Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 16Ð35mm, 1/200, f/6.3, ISO 250

by Scott Portelli, New South Wales