The joy of flight (humpback style)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by SteveK, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    Humpback whale, Frederick Sound, SE Alaska.
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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice one Steve
    Is that one in the book
     
  3. JimCo

    JimCo

    528
    Feb 16, 2006
    Sublimity, Oregon
    An incredible shot!
     
  4. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Sonofagun...that's unbelievable. Wow. The variations in the blues is striking. Composition is top notch. What more can be said?
     
  5. Unbelievable Timing and Capture

    Way To Go Steve
     
  6. WOW! That looks like a photo I saw in a book or magazine somewhere! Awsome shot! Beautiful!
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Beautiful shot Steve.
     
  8. CAJames

    CAJames

    Sep 6, 2006
    Lompoc, CA
    Thats a good one alright. Wow.
     
  9. Really, really nice!
     
  10. MrDalgof

    MrDalgof

    332
    Apr 6, 2006
    Colorado, USA
    Beautiful. A rare enough thing to witness much less to capture.
     
  11. What a catch, WOW!!!
     
  12. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    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.
     
  13. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Steve What a great Photo. Were you out in a boat? How many whales were there?
     
  14. SteveK

    SteveK

    Mar 16, 2005
    Alaska
    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.
     
  15. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Great stuff Steve. I would love to se this one day
     
  16. snownow

    snownow

    627
    Jul 13, 2006
    so cal
    WOW... all i can say.
     
  17. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    This is a treat to see. Thanks, Steve!

    Gaye
     
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