Rachelle Mackintosh (New South Wales)
Between Sydney Heads - Sydney Harbour, New South Wales
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Canon EOS-1D X Mk II, Canon f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM 100–400mm 220mm, 1/2500, f/7.1, ISO 400, handheld from a boat
This humpback calf was chilling with its mum between Sydney Heads when it
suddenly took flight. The calf speedily reached its cruising altitude then crash-landed with uncoordinated grace. Calves pull some wacky shapes when they’re learning to breach, but this pocket rocket’s hilarious moves were next level.
This high-quality digital photograph is presented on 500x700mm, 310gsm, Ilford Galerie ‘Smooth Pearl’ paper, without the watermark copyright.