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February 12th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Breach 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Breach 3
If I could do one thing every day for the rest of my life, it would be to go out on the water to photograph whales for the day. They are simply the most amazing creatures that I am fortunate to regularly photograph. My favorite images of humpback whales are created when they breach. This … 
February 5th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Calf 12

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Calf 12
This week, I am going to share several images of baby animals that I have photographed during my recent trips, starting with this gregarious humpback whale calf in Tonga. While I was snorkeling on the surface, this calf swam right underneath me while its mom patiently watched below. I really like the arching position of … 
January 25th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Mother & Calf 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Mother & Calf 1
This is a photo of a tender moment being shared by a humpback whale mother and her young calf. Humpback moms spend most of their time resting beneath the surface, but their babies have to breath much more frequently. When a calf comes up to breath, it will often playfully frolic on the surface, otherwise, … 
January 24th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Calf 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Calf 3
Recently, I have been rethinking my workflow and processing techniques. I am not talking about a total overhaul of the way that I edit, but rather becoming more efficient and effective. Processing underwater images requires much more effort than above water images, particularly if I want a gray whale swimming through a blue background. For … 
January 11th, 2013

Vava’u Humpback Whale Breach 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Vava'u Humpback Whale Breach 1
I love photographing humpback whale breaches. It is one of the most rewarding, but frustrating ways to use a camera. First, I have to be lucky enough to even see a humpback breach. At this point in my whale watching career, I am guessing that I have probably witnessed close to 1000 breaches. Even if I … 
January 8th, 2013

Ha’apai Humpback Whale Breach 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Ha'apai Humpback Whale Breach 3
Now that my new website is online, I am excited to start sharing my spectacular new images from my adventures during the second half of 2012! In July and August, Tony Wu and I co-lead our first Megaptera Mania Tour with 6 wonderful clients. After the Tonga portion of tour was over, I spent a … 
October 17th, 2011

Photo Chat with Tony Wu #4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Humpback whale calf playing in front of its mother
I had the opportunity to record another conversation with Tony Wu last week. He just returned from photographing humpback whales in Tonga for 2 months and I have just gotten back from several trips where I have photographed Atlantic spotted dolphins, brown bears, and polar bears. For anyone interested, we still have a few spaces …