Eye contact with a humpback whale can be a powerful experience. They are intelligent, curious, social animals with unique personalities and moods. They gather across the world for a few months to socialize, breed, and raise their new born calves. This is the eye of a humpback whale calf that came over to me while I was freediving. I have seen grown women and men brought to tears after coming face to face with whales. In moments like this I cannot bring myself to put my camera in front of my face and look through the viewfinder.