20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Whale's Hump

At 600mm this shot barely worked. I am quite thrilled that I was able to capture this all in one frame though. My family and I were at the playground with out kids and my wife and I saw these two humpback whales swimming through the channel. They kept on toward this peak and I hoped they'd continue so I could capture this image.To my delightful surprise they did just that. If you zoom in closely you can see seagulls just above the surface of the ocean around the whale.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Campbell River, Canada
Copyright: © Tyler Martin