My City Whale Wall Print
My City Whale Wall Print
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2. Select the size - the options in the drop-down menu refer to the print before a frame is added (including any border). All images are produced in their original uncropped format, so the actual image size may vary depending on your selection.
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|Paper size: width x height||Actual image size: width x height|
|40cm x 30cm||28cm x 18.6cm|
|50cm x 40cm||40cm x 26.6cm|
|70cm x 50cm||54cm x 36cm|
|100cm x 70cm||80cm x 53.3cm|
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Description / My City Whale Wall Print
My City Whale © Jomtup Charoenlapnumchai 2022. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.
11-14 Years, Highly Commended
In the shallow water of the Gulf of Thailand, against a Bangkok skyline, a Bryde’s whale feeds at the surface. Rather than lunging up from the depths, it has lifted up its head, opened its mouth and dropped its jaw onto the surface so a current of water and fish can flow in at the corners. It will then close its mouth and sink down, engulfing the fish under water.
The Bryde’s whales that feed in the Gulf of Thailand are a smaller, coastal form, also known as Eden’s whales. They use this energy-efficient, mouth-opening feeding technique to make the most of anchovies and other small fish feeding in the less polluted, oxygenated surface layer of seawater. They also stay year-round within Thailand’s fish‑rich coastal waters, rather than migrating as do other populations of Bryde’s whales.
Jomtup took his photograph after having been at sea for 10 hours looking for the whales and seeing nothing. It was only on the return, when the rain stopped and the sea calmed, that this Bryde’s whale appeared relatively near the whale-watching boat, allowing him to show it against the skyscraper skyline – just as two terns flew in to pick off any escaping fish.
About the photographer (2022)
Jomtup has loved wildlife photography since childhood and dreams of one day taking a trip to photograph wildlife around the world.