17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Breaching Humpback

We never know what we'll see when whale watching on Monterey Bay! This whale had breached numerous times further from our boat (which was in neutral). He disappeared for a couple of minutes and then breached toward us less than 30 yards off our port side.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Douglas Croft