Thank you to Mark Strickland for this most recent Nature Challenge. This is day two and as part of the challenge need to call out another photographer. Kai Matthes, I choose you! Post a Nature image for seven days and nominate someone each day.
Image created under Govt Permit.
This image was created while volunteering on a project with the Whale Dolphin Conservation Society several years ago. It was the face of a international campaign to end Commercial Whaling, with signed petitions sent to both President Obama and the European Union.
The feelings I experience when swimming with whales are incredible and hard to describe. The best I can come up with it is humbling, surreal, emotional, exciting, and in my case addicting. Each year like the whales I migrate too, but rather than feed, mate, or give birth I observe and create photographs. Who wants to join me? The next adventure is in Tonga with Humpbacks this coming September.