Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae

A breaching humpback whale photographed while out boating near Montague Island. Every year these giants travel past our home on their long journey north, where they calve. It’s always such a special experience to see them, especially when they’re playing and breaching.

Montague Island, New South Wales

Canon EOS 7D, EF70–300mm f4–5.6 IS II USM, 1/1250, f/5.0, ISO 160, handheld

by Tess Poyner, New South Wales. Age 16