Australian photographers Wade and Robyn Hughes have earned a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the International Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 Awards.

Their book, ‘Looking for Whales’, is the result of nearly 15 years of effort and 14 expeditions observing and recording the lives and behaviour of some of the world’s whales. Combining text and images, the book contains photographs of a number of fascinating and elusive species: Humpbacks, Sperm Whales, Fin Whales, Orcas and False Orcas, in various stages of their life cycles and migration cycles.  Images in the book were made in the Azores, Tonga, Norway, Alaska, British Columbia, and off the Western Australian coast.

Looking for Whales.  Hardback, 112 pages.   RRP $39.95.  Published by Halstead Press, Canberra.  Available from Dymocks and booksellers in all states and territories and online.