Eye to Eye
Every year, humpback whales migrate along the west coast of South Africa to feed on krill. The water visibility is not great, but when the whales are not feeding they are very social and don’t mind coming close. At this moment, there were two whales around us, lifting their heads out the water, rolling over and even nudging me with their pectoral fins.
– By Martijn Schouten, Cape Town
Canon 550D, Tokina 10-17mm f/2.8 (with Hugyfot housing), ISO 200, f/9, 1/200 sec