Editor's Choice: Photo of the Day

Photographer: Rónán McLaughlin

Today we feature an incredible capture of a Minke whale breaching off the coast in Co. Cork by Rónán McLaughlin. Rónán comments:

"The minke whales is Ireland's smallest baleen whale. Upon reaching sexual maturity (6–8 years of age), males measure an average of 6.9 m (23 ft) and females 7.4 m (24 ft) in length, respectively.

Can be found off much of the Irish coast, however it is rather scarce off the east coast. Not hugely well known for breaching, and something I've only seen on a dozen or so occasions. It was a pleasure to be able to put the lens on this particular individual who continued to breach for at least 30 mins."

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- Mark Sheils

Founder, Picture Ireland