Since my encounter with the humpback whale on August 08, 2009, many people wanted to see the pictures. This is normal.
I couldn't photograph her because I had to look after my group of 6 people in the water. A tourist with an underwater camera was able to take pictures and film her. The encounter with the whale lasted at least 10 minutes in 3 phases:
- FIRST PHASE : I launched with my group and approached the whale; 2 Tursiops truncatus dolphins were playing in front of her.
- SECOND PHASE : the whale came in front of us at 5 metres
- THIRD PHASE: it moved towards the boat and then out to sea.
These 4 photos are the third phase.
Many thanks to Mr Federico Bagiotti and his wife for their photos! And thanks to the whale!
French Polynesia. September 2009.