Niki Stepanek freedives on singing Humpback Whale


During the filming of stunt sequences for “Johanna and the Whale“, champion free diver Niki Stepanek dives down seventy feet to hear the song of a humpback whale, up close and personal. Photographed by George Monteiro and safety Diver Bobby Kim, the whale song was recorded live as it was filmed and was so loud that it could be heard through the hull of the boat at the surface.


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