Photo of the week: Missing the point.

A Humpback Whale and tourist ship

I love this photo for its humour and irony. It features a tourist whale spotting boat, upon which several passengers scan the horizon, binoculars glued to their eyes in search of humpback whales. Unbeknown to them, there is a humpback teasing them under the bow of the ship, repeatedly breaking the surface of the sea. Time and time again this huge whale pops up barely a meter from the passengers but they are oblivious. On the second whale spotting boat, Ali and I stopped rolling around with laughter long enough to capture the moment.

This image reminds me of how unpredictable nature can be, and how much fun you can have with wildlife photography. That’s why it is my photo of the week.

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