16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Humpback Whale Breaching

I was on a permitted boat on the Silver Bank off of the Dominican Republic, looking for whales, when this male humpback breached very close to the boat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Richard La Belle