A Photographer Had A Close Encounter With A Whale, And I Do Mean CLOSE.
Jodi Frediani spent three weeks in Silver Bank, Dominican Republic as part of a 'swim with humpback whales' program. The Santa Cruz, California resident was on a boat with other people when two whales began swimming close to them. Without a moment’s notice, one humpback whale jumped out of the water, showcasing its impressive size, and crashed back into the ocean.
The wildlife photographer had her camera ready to capture the moment the beautiful animal breached the water. The Silver Bank is a sanctuary for marine mammals; it is also a breeding and calving area for humpback whales.
The whale breached the water in a perfect vertical line.
The majestic creature showed off its baleen. "The baleen is what these whales use to feed, straining out water, and trapping fish or krill with this 'moustache' inside the mouth," explains Frediani.
Silver Bank is one of the few areas in the world where swimming with humpback whales is permitted.
"I happened to be in the right place at the right time, camera at the ready, to get this breaching whale head on," says Frediani.
Source: Daily Mail