Stunning Humpback Whale Portrait for December by Karim Iliya

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An playful adolescent whale repeatedly makes a sharp banking turn moments before collision with underwater photographer Karim Iliya, in a game of chicken. With their long fins, humpbacks are incredibly agile and spatially aware.

humpback whale by karim iliya

Karim Iliya

Karim is a professional underwater photographer and Aerial Cinematographer living on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Growing up in the Middle East and Asia, Karim lives a nomadic lifestyle with a focus on photographing wildlife and marine environments to help increase awareness and an appreciation of our delicate ecosystems on Earth.
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