Photograph by Marco Queral

Photograph by Marco Queral

In an astonishing contrast the human diver looks minuscule compared to the 50ft female gentle giant of the seas, spotted in the South Pacific last week.
Experienced diver and cameraman Marco Queral, 42, said the jaw-dropping moment was all down to luck and had little to do with the skill he has mastered over 17 years.
He said: “The success in getting these shots is pretty much always down to the whale.
“They are extremely intelligent. Just like humans they have their own mind and come with strong personalities.
“Therefore the success in cetacean photography is pretty much all up to them. They decide whether I can take pictures of them or not. They must be in a right mood to let me get into this position.”