The story behind this photograph might be a bit hard to believe …
I have spent at least 50 hours filming and photographing the Humpback whale “feeding frenzy” on Monterey Bay. I’ve seen dozens of whales breach — from a distance or “kinda close” to the boat. But nothing like this. This image is full frame on a 300mm telelphoto lens. No cropping — that close.
What is even more remarkable is that there were no Humpback whales in sight close to the boat. It was actually a pretty uneventful part of the day. During the lull in marine wildlife, I was sending prayers and a healing for a friend in a very difficult and complicated spiritual and energetic situation. At the precise moment that I completed the transmission of Light, this whale breached next to the boat. And I was facing in the right direction and aimed my camera without even time to think. Perfection in time and space.
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