Wildlife Photo Competition 3 2013 : Entry Number 116

Judges Comment

A fantastic encounter with this giant mammal and a lovely photograph with mottled light, strong colour and beautiful composition. The diagonal shot adds to the drama and allows the other whales in the distance to fit in the frame. It is a strong composition where the giant’s eye, the diver and the distant whales keep the eye wandering. Well done, and the first whale to win this competition !

Photographers Comment

Peter G. Allinson, M.D. Photo taken under permit off the west coast of Dominica, with Nikon D300ws and nikon 10-24mm lens, in an Aquatica housing with a 9.25" dome port, hand held, available light, Adobe CS6 raw converter: white balance, shadows & highlights. Taken while swimming with the whales.