Bora Bora – Encounter with a Humpback Whale and her Calve.
The most amazing moment a photographer can dream off!
Work being slower than prior years, having less weddings, couple’s shooting and less visitors in general. It has allowed us to work on our Underwater Photography. We will be launching a aquatic fashion photo-shoot in Sept which will be available at several resorts here in Bora Bora. We are of course available for any occasion, such as “Trash the Dress” and we also have a full day Aquatic Photo Tour combined with a resort shooting!
With a strong interest in Underwater Photography, we were thrilled to have had 3 of our photos make it to the Word Shoot Out International Competition this year in the Shark category and we intent to submit more photos next year!
Being slower also means we should take the time for us to enjoy mother nature! Life is not only about work and money, enjoying the moment is something many of us often forget! Taking photos of the Marine life is something I love doing, grateful to always have my wonderful vahine at my side. Animal photography takes patience and a good amount of luck in having the perfect situation, unlike a wedding a couple photo-shoot, we can not create the scene or situation for the perfect shot! We love photographing sharks, over the years here we got lucky a few times with the Manta Rays.
This week was time to give another try with the Whales! Thanks to @boraoceanadventures , we lived a blissful moment this past Friday!
While the weather was a bit rough, their boat handles very well; with an excellent Captain and Guide made it possible to capture unique images, a photographer’s dream! The conditions could not have been better! While we had rough seas on the surface, we only had to deal with a slight current which worked to our benefit. It allowed us to drift very calmly towards mommy Humpback and her Calves, we could see looking at us once in a while but both remained unperturbed by our presence, it was almost she was enjoying the shooting! She certainly was very calm, the young one playing around her sometime coming even closer to us; my heart was pumping, it was truly a blissful moment and a humbling experience!
We will share some more photos in the near future once done editing them but we wanted to share the moment with our followers.
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