Nature reminds us time and time again, how amazing it can be by showing its’ true self. This was perfectly captured in the waters of Monteray Bay, California, a place which is famous for whale watching.
Photographer Douglas Craft was able to catch the spectacular encounter with a gigantic humpback whale, breaching the water right next to a small fishing boat. In an interview, Douglas goes on to say: “The whale is huge! If I’d been the fisherman, I’d probably need some new underwear.”
Next to the small fishing boat, and the angle which the shots were taken from, the whale looked even more gargantuan, and the photographer had this to say: “I went below deck to shoot from a porthole close to the waterline. That’s what gives this amazing perspective of looking up at the whale.”
Whale watcher Kate Cummings, who was with Douglas on this expedition, had captured the incredible whale breaching on video, and talking about this incident, she said: “It was fun capturing this video. The whale had already breached multiple times much further away from the fisherman.
But sometimes when whales breach multiple times, they’re also heading a specific direction when they’re underwater building momentum for the next breach. I figured the next breach would be around the fisherman because the whale was heading that way and sure enough! Though I didn’t expect the whale and the boat to line up so perfectly.”