Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
The Story of "The Breach"
It was not uncommon to see whales from Wailea Beach off the Western shores of Maui, nor was it unusual to see spectacular sunsets as the sun lit up the rain clouds. What was unexpected, however, was the sight of a baby whale and its mother playing just a hundred meters off the shores!
I took this photo from the beach outside of the Four Seasons hotel, expecting to photograph sunset but getting a lot more than that! Throughout the evening, the whale attempted a number of goofy tail slaps and even an awkward breach on occasion as its mother undoubtedly laughed alongside.
What a special night.