Swimming within feet of humpback whales is nothing short of mind blowing. An incredibly cathartic and peaceful experience that a couple of years ago I would have never thought possible. I’m so lucky to have lived these unbelievable moments - the tranquility of the water, the peace of there being nothing else that matters. I'm also blessed to have been able to capture this footage. Thanks to Matt Draper, who organized the expedition, Keith, Patt & their boat Kiwi Magic, Teau our whale guide, & my fellow photographers Kate, Anne & Reggie.