Beauty Below Me

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

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