Most times we entered the water with these beautiful animals they would simply dive down leaving us with a just tantalising glimpse as they disappeared into the depths.
Even when they stayed close to us for a while out of curiosity the low light and the poor visibility meant that our human eyes were much better suited to simply watching than looking through a viewfinder.
As I gave my attention to this large male cruising beneath me, ten others of the pod cruised right by me to my chagrin and the delight of the others. I did however get to see them for just a moment before they also disappeared into the distance.
Still I am in awe of this particular moment when I was so close that I could have reached out and touched his fin.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Beauty Below Me’, 1/160s f/2.8 ISO8000 31mm