"In 2017 many humpback whales were feeding and migrating near shore on the Central Coast of California. This day was special and difficult for so many reasons. Special because there were many whales feeding with the sealions and dolphin right near us, but even more difficult to document because on the Central Coast we have LOTS of wind and swell which makes it difficult to take photos. I managed a few though."
Vincent Shay (USA) is an award winning videographer and photographer from the Central Coast of California residing in Los Osos, California.
For the last 40 years, he has tried to achieve a life long goal of moving himself to a more close view of the beauty of what life has to offer. He loves the ocean... and everything about it and it just so happens he lives in Central California where life abounds.
In 1982, he got lucky to call this place home and hope through his images to show others his perspective of how awesome and raw this place is. "I don't pick my camera up for money anymore...that just seemed like a 'job' and less than liked it. The last ten years I am happy to work in the active outdoor industry owning Avila Beach Paddlesports with my wife, Em, and only take photos for myself. If others love the images and maybe want to purchase them for their own homes or galleries, I am truly honoured".