Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) participating in a male competition group. There was at least a half a dozen of whales splashing around and head butting each other in this group as we watched for a good hour. They were still at it when the boat returned to the harbor. She must have been quite the humpback lady of hotness that they were fighting over.
Technical Details Aperture Value: f/5.6 Focal Length: 300mm Exposure Program: Aperture Priority ISO: 400 Shutter Speed Value: 1/500 sec Location: Lahaina, HI (Maui)
These are my favorite memories from this trip.
Hearing the humpback whales singing underwater on nearly every dive was wonderful. At some spots they could even be heard while snorkeling. Also, I had the opportunity to see whitetip sharks snoozing under ledges during the day.
Amazing stuff all around.