brianskerry Photo by @BrianSkerry.

A close-up view of the soulful eye of a Southern Right Whale, photographed in the sub-antarctic waters of New Zealand's Auckland Islands. Barnacles and cyamids (small crustaceans) live in rough patches of skin around the whale’s eye, giving shape and color to the frame. Southern Right Whales are endangered, but have recovered fairly well since the early whaling days. Their cousins - the North Atlantic Right Whales - however, have not recovered and remain the most endangered species of whale on Earth, with only about 500 remaining. The North Atlantic Right Whale lives much closer to human industrialization and are hit by ships, entangled in fishing gear and are effected by pollution. Southern Right Whales tend to live further away from industrialization and, as such, have fared better.

This whale was very curious about me, following me underwater. I'm so lucky to have been allowed into his world.

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#travelphotography #photography #natgeo #follow #followme #instagood #underwater #scuba #wonderlust #wanderlust #photooftheday

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A close-up view of the soulful eye of a Southern Right Whale, photographed in the sub-antarctic waters of New Zealand's Auckland Islands. Barnacles and cyamids (small crustaceans) live in rough patches of skin around the whale’s eye, giving shape and color to the frame. Southern Right Whales are endangered, but have recovered fairly well since the early whaling days. Their cousins - the North Atlantic Right Whales - however, have not recovered and remain the most endangered species of whale on Earth, with only about 500 remaining. The North Atlantic Right Whale lives much closer to human industrialization and are hit by ships, entangled in fishing gear and are effected by pollution. Southern Right Whales tend to live further away from industrialization and, as such, have fared better. This whale was very curious about me, following me underwater. I'm so lucky to have been allowed into his world. #southern #whale #travelphoto #underwaterphoto #travelphotography #photography #natgeo #follow #followme #instagood #underwater #scuba #wonderlust #wanderlust #photooftheday

Comments (343)

carrilyn106

carrilyn106, 1 month ago

All I can say is.... WOW!!! 👍👍

kamil.gach.3

kamil.gach.3, 1 month ago

Co to jest

tender.tones

tender.tones, 1 month ago

The eye makes the animal look so intelligent 😮

__hybrid

__hybrid, 1 month ago

It looks like an island from a first view wooww beautiful

dr_motte

dr_motte, 1 month ago

@praxxiz 🔝🔝🔝

piggy99

piggy99, 1 month ago

Isn't that itchy have those barnacles on you?

katherinapetersen

katherinapetersen, 1 month ago

Smukt @annekschack

jesusege

jesusege, 1 month ago

Beautiful 👌🏻

ben_ruskin

ben_ruskin, 30 days ago

@lindseyrodd

fuoco.photography

fuoco.photography, 30 days ago

wow.

kruthika_subramaniam

kruthika_subramaniam, 29 days ago

Gorgeous

10kworst

10kworst, 29 days ago

👌👌

camtriles

camtriles, 28 days ago

Fantastic! 💙

ber_e_bk

ber_e_bk, 26 days ago

Это удивительно!Причастность к невероятному...

florachocola

florachocola, 25 days ago

looks like a face or something!

deerandtheantelope

deerandtheantelope, 12 days ago

So beautiful!!!

tv.prok

tv.prok, 11 days ago

👍

twigakc

twigakc, 3 days ago

Wow wow wow