mark seabury

“Eye Spy” by photography Mark Seabury, from the Smithsonian Photo Contest. Photographer’s note: “This photograph captures a whale behaviour called ‘spy hopping’ where whales poke their head above the water to take a look around and see what is happening above the surface. Whales have extremely good vision and so I have always found this behaviour intriguing and I wonder what they are thinking when they are ‘people watching’ in this way. To me this is such a special moment where I can’t help but feel that on some level we are bridging the gap between land and sea.”