"MOBY DICK", BY VANESSA MIGNON; FIRST RUNNER-UP, 'AFRICA AT SEA'.
"Sperm whale, taken in Mauritius under a research permit granted to the Marine Megafauna Conservation organisation. I have been fortunate to contribute to the research carried out on a resident pod of sperm whales in Mauritius. This is a picture of Germine, an adult female, recognised by her damaged left pectoral fin and the markings around her mouth. Observing them for many years has shown me how intelligent, gentle and caring they can be in a sensitive social structure that is fascinating."