Bill Bouton captured some great head shots of some humpback whales surfacing near a boat and some people on paddle boards. Bouton is being interviewed in this CNN animal video from San Luis Obispo, California.
The boat and other people in the photographs look extremely close to the whale. But Bouton says that is somewhat deceptive because the camera makes them look closer. The appearance made some people cry “Photoshop” when Bill posted the pictures online. But it was apparently confirmed that they are real photos of humpback whales.
According to the NY Daily News, Bouton is a retired biology teacher.