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    We quietly approached the mother and baby humpback whale keeping to the surface, yet making our presence aware to the mother. This is a baby humpback whale calf that was approximately 1 week old. As with most babies, this creature was curious. I could not help but wave and smile at the newborn whale almost three times my length. Its curiosity got the better of it, and emerging from under it's mother's fin it swam towards me, approaching less than 30 centimeters from my face.
    Composition 16
    Lighting 13
    Creativity 11
    Story 14
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    Date Taken: Aug 16, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2015
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 14 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 800
    Copyright: © Karim Iliya
    Categories: Animals, Travel, Underwater
    Contests: 2015 Traveler Photo Contest