Humpback whale and her baby in Maui

Category: Travel Portraits

 

Photo and caption by Lynn Jacobs

While on a whale sighting excursion off the coast of Maui on an inflatable motorized raft, I had this awesome encounter with a humpback whale and her baby. The captain of the boat held me by my ankles with a snorkel and goggles on, and just snapped away under water. It was an incredible moment staring into her eyes, and a moment that will always be frozen in time for me. I was thrilled when I saw this shot of her with her baby diving in the background after a breach. This humpback whale and her baby spent an amazing 30 minutes near our boat.

Location: Maui, Hawaii

 

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