I shot this photo essay for Ritz-Carlton in Puerto Rico. I spent three days driving all over the island. While I’ve been to Puerto Rico many times, for the first time I really explored deeper into San Juan and had a chance to go beyond the capital as well.
There comes a time in almost every shoot when you wonder, should I really be doing this? On the edge of a cliff or standing in the middle of the street to get a shot. This was slightly different. For this shoot for UK Traveller it was when I asked the owner of Quirpon Lighthouse Inn if it would be ok if I took their 8 foot inflatable out to follow along as the whales made their round in the cove below the lighthouse. As we made our way walking the boat into the water from the rocky shore I could see one of the whales surface and it looked much larger than up on higher ground. In the dinghy I raced towards the whales, one hand on a camera and the other holding onto the small outboard revving it at full speed and trying to make it plane to catch up with the whales. It was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had shooting. The whales were surfacing almost directly next to the boat and we spent the next few hours surrounded by them off this tiny island off the northern tip of Newfoundland.
Some more images from Newfoundland