July 28th, 2012

sardine run 2012 #5

George Kearley filming humpback whale with GoPro, Wild Coast, South Africa

the sardine run 2012 #6

Nikon D300 + Nikkor 10.5mm, natural light

this image is 5% cropped from left and 10% cropped from bottom, contrast correction in Adobe Lightroom

Location on Google maps

I made this photograph while our team member George Kearley was filming humpback whale during our very stable 50 minutes long encounter - on the last day on the Wild Coast ! ^_^

His footage came out perfect - despite simplicity of equipment George have great skill - trust me, it's not easy to make video like this 1.5m away from 30 ton animal which can break your bones with simple pectoral fin movement !

Check this small fragment - and I hope George will upload his full edit sometime soon ! ^_^

Lesson learned - I will never dive again without small GoPro attached to my camera housing ! Technology is getting better fast ! ^_^