Overshadowed by Mother Nature: Incredible moment when canoeists step on the feet of a whale during a sight-seeing trip in Antarctica, while the photographer captures them in perfect frame
- The photo shows the giant tail of the creature protruding above the sea
- The statues were created by San Francisco-based artist Jiahong Zeng
A California photographer has captured a once-in-a-lifetime image of two canoeists who landed on the feet of a breaching whale during a trip to Antarctica.
The photo shows the creature’s giant tail rising above the sea in ultra-high definition, as birds circle in front of the frozen blue caps.
Another photo shows the sharp outline of the whale’s head as it emerges from the icy water.
The photos were taken by multi-award-winning photographer Jiahong Zeng, who lives in San Francisco and is from Guangzhou, China.
Zeng said, “It was probably a once-in-a-lifetime moment. It was great to see.
A pair of canoeists are shadowed by a breaching whale while taking part in a whale watching tour. The photos were taken by Jiahong Zeng in Antarctica
The photographer from California said, “It was probably a once-in-a-lifetime moment. It was great to see. I love that the whale’s tail seems to form a frame that allows me to see the canoeists through it’
“I love that the whale’s tail seems to form a frame that allows me to see the canoeists through it.”
The married photographer, who works for Hitachi, Ltd. works, got it wildlife and supernatural landscapes from around the world, with his love of architecture also shining through his work.
The months of November through March provide the perfect conditions for wildlife watching in Antarctica, when some of the sea ice melts and temperatures can soar above freezing.
There are a number of different whale species that live in Antarctica, including killer whales, sperm whales, humpback whales, and blue whales in Antarctica.
The Antarctic blue whale is the largest animal in the world, weighing up to 200 tons (about 33 elephants) and up to 30 meters in length.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, they are the loudest animals on earth, with a higher number of decibels than a jet engine.