This portrait was created on what turned out to be my last day of whale swimming in the 2015 season. During the swim I had stomach discomfort that turned into a burst appendix which let to an emergency evacuation and surgery.
I floated for 70 minutes with this mother and calf. Several times the mother swam within a few inches of me to see how I would react. Once she was satisfied that I meant no harm she relaxed even more and allowed the baby that had been on the far side to swim over the top and check me out. While that was incredible it was the moment the mother and I were Eye to Eye that I will never forget.
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