Image: Humpback Whales by Wayne Osborn

Humpback Whales by Wayne Osborn

Finalist – Monochrome category

Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga

"A humpback whale mother and neonate calf appear intrigued by this alien mammal with a camera. I like the curves and elegance of their extended pectoral fins – the ‘great wing’ recognised in their genus name, Megaptera. Eye contact with such charismatic megafauna is always beguiling."

Wayne Osborn
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