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Snug as a bug.

Snug as a bug.
Taken by
brian heagney
Date taken
Sept. 8, 2013
Description
A mother Humpback Whale gently presents her new born baby to the lens. The calf, fast asleep, maintains physical contact with it's mother, the emotion in the shot is palpable. The female has a single hair protruding from each of the bumps (tubercles) on her rostrum. These hair obviously play an important function in the sense of touch and may even contribute to the bonding process between the mother and her baby. This whale showed complete trust with us and it was as if she was so proud of her baby she wanted to show it off. The calf gains about 50 Kilos per day and just like a sumo wrestler, sleeping save energy that can be otherwise stored as fat reserve. An amazing moment.
Camera make
Nikon
Camera model
D90
Housing manufacturer
Ikelite
Lighting
no
Accessories
Tokna 11-16 mm at 11 mm
Shutter speed
1/160
Aperture
f6.3
ISO
low 1.0
Location