Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

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While visiting the magical island of Dominica, we obtained a permit to allow us to swim with and photograph the sperm whales that live offshore. We came upon a very friendly pod of whales, and in this photo my friend Jeff thanks a young male for playing with and posing for us. A piece of squid that dislodged from between the whales teeth floats by Jeff as the rest of the pod is in the background.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 4th October, 2011 09:43 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 6th November, 2009
Focal length: 10 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 320
Notes: Nikon D300s in an Aquatica housing using a nikon 10-24mm lens at 10mm, Hand held, natural light.about 6 miles off of the west coast of Dominica.
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