An Australian underwater specialist photographer Darren Jew’s dream would have come true when he found a golden opportunity to capture nine whales in a single frame. According to Darren, he had waited decades to capture the glorious pictures of whales swimming.
After capturing whales, Darren has become the first person to capture images of nine whales in one frame. The Guinness World Record has recently awarded the man for his work. While talking about his record, Darren said that he had always imagined himself capturing pictures of whales. He clicked the images off the coast of Tonga. When Darren was clicking the images, free-diving record-holder Ai Futaki was with him.
According to the 48-year-old Brisbane photographer, he had tried to capture such images in past, but weather did not support him. This time, the weather, the light, the water and the location everything came together perfectly, said Darren.
While expressing his happiness, Darren said that the shoot off Tonga was the fulfillment of a two decade-long pursuit. He said, “I have images of six and seven whales visible at once. The weather, the light, the location, the water clarity and the whales, everything was fine with the bonus of having Guinness world free-diving record holder Ai Futaki joining in the pod”.
According to Darren, the whales were travelling at about 10 knots and Futaki had to act quickly to capture that extraordinary moment. Any hesitation could lead them to miss the opportunity, added Darren.
Darren said that it was a very special moment of his life and he will never forget it in his entire life.