Diver High-Fives a Humpback whale

Diver High-Fives a Humpback whale

Scuba diver and photographer Marco Queral has been taking incredible photographs with, and of,

humpback whales for some time. I was initially worried that Queral might be harassing the whales, but based on comments he's made in interviews, he waits for the whales to make the first move. Queral seems to be both extraordinarily patient, and deeply respectful towards the 50-foot mammals. He relies on their own curiosity, and is very much aware that they are not toys.

You can see even more of Queral's amazing photos here and here.