There is a certain magnificence to seeing any cetacean up close in their element. This pygmy killer whale was one of several that crossed our path in the Galapagos but the only one that managed to not mistime my feeble attempts to capture them.
I like the shot because the whale, despite moving away from us appears nonchalant and undisturbed by our presence – the way it should always be.
Fact: Pygmy killer whales are not whale-sized at all; rather, they are average-sized dolphins and part of the Family Delphinidae. An adult ranges in length from 2.1-2.6 m and weighs between 110-170 kg
Has spent over 30 years of his middle aged life trying to spend more time in the ocean. Likes to surf, bodysurf, free dive and pretend he enjoys chasing big waves.