One of my favorite moments: mama hugging baby close to her as they rise to the surface. It felt & looked SO human.
Mama, baby, & pesky male escort.
Baby coming up for a breath.
Big mama tail!
Big mama tail & baby next to her.
THAT'S 6 WHALES IN ONE PHOTO YA'LL. NOT INCLUDING THE THREE BEHIND ME. FRICK.
Lunch stop: magical inlet surrounded by rock formations.
Lil' island drive by.
Mama & baby tail.
Milky way @ our across-the-street church: "Holy Door of ERCY"
Big guys ZOOMING under me.
What it looks like when we all jump in the water & the whales swim away.
Gigantic male going for a dive.
That's an angry spout, ya'll. Sounds like an elephant.
Found myself in the VERY middle of things.
Badass war scars.
6 boys, again.
Imagine seeing this BARRELING towards you & saying "yep, time to hop in the water." Can't believe how many times I did just that.
We managed to get whales into our studio: a sandy floor 20 meters deep.
Looks like a little sand shark. Did not look like that in real LIFE!
Final hoorah @ Lunch Island. *cries*
CASUAL DRONE SHOT OF A ZILLION WHALES AND ONE BLOWING A RAINBOW FROM HIS SPOUT.
My MAN Paget.
Just two gals who grew up in opposite hemispheres, but shared the same obsession with whales their entire lives. Soul friends.
I love you, Tonga.