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 whaleโ€™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 whaleโ€™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 (359)

twigakc

twigakc, 6 months ago

Wow wow wow

akshadab

akshadab, 6 months ago

They have to be saved!!!

1becky.p

1becky.p, 6 months ago

Beautiful!!!

joycelisa58

joycelisa58, 6 months ago

Thats amazing

cherrymccoy61

cherrymccoy61, 5 months ago

Beautiful Soul ๐Ÿ’™

davidlynch8211

davidlynch8211, 5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful.

therockygang

therockygang, 5 months ago

Totally blown away by this photo.....the whaleโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘ is so knowing with such depth - again thank you for your photos ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿพ

imldsru

imldsru, 5 months ago

Wow!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ

vivabaleiasgolfinhosecia

vivabaleiasgolfinhosecia, 5 months ago

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

domi0074

domi0074, 5 months ago

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

amundahjane

amundahjane, 5 months ago

Your photos are just amazing! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

lisa.helwigpayne

lisa.helwigpayne, 5 months ago

OMG! Impressive!

kayjntxn

kayjntxn, 5 months ago

Wow! This looks like an aerial shot of an island in dark water. ๐Ÿ‘

cynthiawilhelms

cynthiawilhelms, 5 months ago

Wonderful!!!

nadyaserje

nadyaserje, 4 months ago

@oscardavidballestas2

diegoaj

diegoaj, 4 months ago

@jaeger.daniel

clemson_u_4_me

clemson_u_4_me, 2 months ago

Wonderful, wise eye...

angie.stinson1607

angie.stinson1607, 9 days ago

I really appreciate pictures of an animals eyes mirrors to the soul, no doubt sooo beautiful ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜˜