Image 1 of 2 in a row: This young humpback whale breached so close to the boat that what you see here is all that would "fit" in my lens. Look closely and you will see the eye wide open at the top.
Megaptera novaeangliae breach extreme close up eyeball open 2014 09-23 SB Channel-213
A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is photographed during a vertical lunge. The eyeball is visible in this image and this an earlier photograph of this sequence [see image 1 on this page] shows a much closer look at the eye.
Image 6 of 6: A Humpback Whale feeds on a big patch of krill. The whales eyeball is open and can be seen looking at the camera under the letter "h" in the watermark. [Watermarks do not appear in prints ordered from this website].