Masa Ushioda, Dancing with Whales

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I was out in Hawaii last week and spent some time with Masa Ushioda, who has one of the best stock libraries of pelagic and blue-water animals around.  He has a beautiful spread of humpback whales in the latest issue of Nature’s Best Magazine, which you should check out the next time you’re in a bookstore.

All of the whale photos were taken with a Canon D60 in a Sea & Sea housing.  One of the 2-page spreads features two whales in it—one on each page.  Don’t let the layout fool you: although it looks like two separate photos because one whale fits perfectly into each opposing page, but it’s really one, amazing frame.