20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Getting the Hump

A humpback whale surfaces just in front of an inflatable boat packed with photographers wearing multicoloured jackets and carrying cameras. The whale's dorsal fin is visible above the waves, and in the background can be seen a steep cliff covered in snow. Shot with a Sony a1, a 400mm lens and a 1.4x teleconverter at Foyn Harbour on Enterprise Island off the Antarctic Peninsula in December 2021. ISO 640, 560mm, f/4, 1/2000

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Antarctica
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Nick Dale