As a wildlife photographer, just getting close enough to a blue whale to get some photos, it is already a once-in-a-lifetime moment. But if anyone could imagine it, this photographer was even luckier. He witnessed the incredible moment a massive whale seems to blow a rainbow heart!
Tanakit Suwanyangyaun, was definitely in the right place at the right time to capture on camera a truly magical optical illusion. The 36-year-old captured the exact moment one of these massive marine creatures reached the surface of the water to clear its blowhole. But exactly when the whale blew the water droplets, the light was perfect enough to create a magical rainbow heart over the gigantic creature.
The Bangkok-based photographer was on a diving tour when came across the incredible sighting. “I was staying on a boat in the Maldives and thought that Sri Lanka wasn’t far away, so we decided we might go and explore,” Suwanyangyaun told CaterNews. “We wanted to explore the area to search for blue whales who are the largest living thing on our planet.”
Though when he finally seen these majestic creatures in front of him, Suwanyangyaun couldn’t believed his eyes. It definitely was an overwhelming moment.
“The size is beyond my wildest imagination and this shot was so lucky as it captured the breath that looked like a rainbow,” the lucky photographer recalls. “The photos are a dream come true for me.I’d longed to swim with blue whales all my life – it was such an unforgettable experience. I’m proud to be able to capture unique moments like this and share it with the world.”