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Intimate, Close-Up Portraits of Whales by Darren Jew - My Modern Metropolis

Intimate, Close-Up Portraits of Whales by Darren Jew

The ethereal underwater world of whales captured by underwater and environmentalist photographer Darren Jew. Jew on his work: “ I want to communicate to people who don’t know about the ocean.

Almofada baleia

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A Beautifully Restored A. Quincy Jones House in Los Angeles

the beautiful schneidman house designed by a. quincy jones in crestwood hills, los angeles. discover its story clicking on the image.

"I want to communicate to people who don’t know about the ocean. I want them to see how amazing it is. I know that’s a broad brush statement, but for some people the ocean is a scary place. I’d like to think that they can look at my pictures and even if they are not an ocean fan, they can be intrigued, and interested and marvel at some of the amazing things that live there." For more images, check out Jew's website and his extensive collection of these incredibly magnificent creatures.

Intimate, Close-Up Portraits of Whales by Darren Jew

The ethereal underwater world of whales captured by underwater and environmentalist photographer Darren Jew. Jew on his work: “ I want to communicate to people who don’t know about the ocean.

Humbpack whales - Réunion island. by seb974 Humpback whale's mom with her calf

Humbpack whales - Réunion island - are bloody beautiful. Their sheer size and texture is so surreal it seems digitalised. Seeing two of them together, side by side, it's difficult to imagine how so much matter could exist in one view.

Whale breaching  It is believed they do this to remove parasites from their bodies

Animated gif ~ Whale breaching It is believed they do this to remove parasites from their bodies

Oh my Jew! (Darren Jew, that is ;P) http://darrenjew.com/

Another stunning whale image by the talented Darren Jew - 2012 Canon / AIPP Australian Science, Environment and Nature Photographer of the Year. I would love to join in on one of his 'photography enthusiasts' whale swim tours in Tonga!

Humpback and calf

Dominican Republic Whales Soft-In-Water Encounters & Snorkeling with Oceanic Society. My husband's dream is to swim with whales!

is a Shark a mammal or fish? That is the question that is perhaps most commonly asked when talking about sharks. Since sharks give birth to pups, and a few species lay eggs, the common consensus is that sharks are mammals.  Across the board, though, 70% of all sharks give birth, while the remaining 30% lay eggs. Sharks are actually fish, which is sure to be a surprise to many.

Is a Shark a Mammal or Fish? and Answers to Other Interesting Shark Questions