In the process of going through many GBs of data to put together my humpback whale calf count summary, I came across the image below.
School of barracuda with humpback whale mother and calf in the background. Seriously?!!!
It's certainly not the best photo I've ever taken, but hey...how many times do you get to snorkel down to a decent-sized school of barracuda and take a snapshot with a humpback whale mom and baby in the background?!
It would've been more effective if the barracuda had been cooperative enough to heed my pleas to: "Turn sideways!", but the fish were, for whatever reason, horizontally challenged.
Incidentally, I've made it through the 45 mother/ calf pairs I ID-ed while in Tonga, and confirmed that I didn't double-count any of them.
Even better, after careful review of the images, I think I may have two or three more to add to the tally.
If all goes well, I'll post the summary file and accompanying maps in the next day or two.