2nd place Young Photographer of the Year
Nicolas Hahn Mexico
"This image was shot during my first encounter with orcas in the Sea of Cortez," says photographer Nicolas Hahn. "These magnificent animals cruised past me at a relaxed pace. Playfully, the calf turned upside down and showed its white belly. Witnessing the close bond between mother and calf in the fathomless ocean was a powerful and emotional experience. It is my hope as a photographer that capturing and sharing moments like these can transmit some of the rich feelings that this sight originally evoked."
BEHIND THE LENS
Nicolas Hahn Argentina
ABOUT THE IMAGE
- Clear skies, light wind
- Morning shoot
- 26 degrees Celsius water temperature
- Taken while freediving
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