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Discussion in 'Birds' started by SteveK, Mar 27, 2007.
Humpback whale, Frederick Sound, SE Alaska.
Nice one Steve
Is that one in the book
An incredible shot!
Sonofagun...that's unbelievable. Wow. The variations in the blues is striking. Composition is top notch. What more can be said?
Unbelievable Timing and Capture
Way To Go Steve
WOW! That looks like a photo I saw in a book or magazine somewhere! Awsome shot! Beautiful!
Beautiful shot Steve.
Thats a good one alright. Wow.
Really, really nice!
Beautiful. A rare enough thing to witness much less to capture.
What a catch, WOW!!!
Thanks guys for the kind comments. We were lucky to have several whales perform for us for hours at a time. We didn't know why they were breaching, but we enjoyed them doing it, and I came to think they were just having fun.
Steve What a great Photo. Were you out in a boat? How many whales were there?
Yes, we were in a boat. Five of us chartered a boat for 10 days. There are quite a number of humpback whales in Frederick Sound during the summer months. We would see small groups of whales feeding on krill; these were the whales that would also breach. We also saw groups of up to 15 whales cooperatively feeding for herring using bubblenets. The whales blow a net of bubbles around the herring, concentrating them into a tight group, then the whales surge up through the ball of herring with their mouths agape, taking in tons of herring. These groups are matriarchal in nature, with the matriarch (mother) being in the center of the group, and her offerspring around her.
Great stuff Steve. I would love to se this one day
WOW... all i can say.
This is a treat to see. Thanks, Steve!