Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Andrew Peacock, a doctor from Queensland, Australia, was working on a yacht during recent expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, when he spotted a 20 ft minke whale in the area. Later, while kayaking, the whale returned and he took this remarkable photo.
"I was awestruck to be in such close proximity to such a beautiful, elegant ocean mammal," he said. "Being in a kayak made the encounter seem that much more personal. Initially I didn't trust that the whale could detect the exact boundaries of my kayak. I was certainly feeling vulnerable and quite nervous that I could end up in the freezing water."
Wow, what an amazing encounter. Check out more of Andrew's photos here.