Image: 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
- © Wayne Osborn