We found this Mum and her very young baby early in the season. The sight of their blows in the distance gave us such joy, excitement with goosebumps on my goosebumps! We could see that the calf was till very young so we took extra care and took it easy. From 50m away we slipped in quietly and started our approach. It was incredibly beautiful, the clear water the light ...... as I got closer I could just see them in the distance, relaxed in their environment just hanging out, her calf by her side. It was truly spectacular, the whales in their environment, the sand, the textures, the reef, the light. Whales in blue ocean are spectacular but they too live close to shore, they too live on reefs, they too live near the surface, they too live deep. This scene really pulls everything we are fighting for and wanting to protect together. It is a huge reminder for me of the #biggerpicture
. Most of all it inspires and motivates me to #protecttheplanet #todobetter #bemoreproactivewithothers #itisworththefight
This piece from Tom Althouse really caught my attention too.
“There is beauty all around us,
and the light finds us when we realize,
we are all part of that beauty and worth the cherishing.
If we despise any, we journey to despise ourselves.
See all as beautiful, even if they choose to see themselves through you, as being less than so.
We have the power to see for each, and be the reflection of what they may yet see.” - Tom Althouse 💙🐋 #saveourseas #bethereflection #thereislight #facilitateunderstanding #protect #whalesunderwater #wuwhumpbacks18 #whalesunderwater18 #darrenjew #pxlexplorer #mumandcalf #humpbackwhale #babycalf