Dwarf Minke Whale
Undescribed (Balaenoptera acutorostrata subspecies)
In Australia, a group of whales circled us and gradually came closer for each round they took. As they moved closer we could recognize their fine details, their uniqueness and beauty. Scientists in Australia use the spots on their skin to distinguish them from each other and is the primary method used to count the number of individuals. We dove with all together five minke whales for almost two hours before they perished into the open sea. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience I will never forget.
Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Australia