Humpback Whale Breach 106

Humpback Whale Breach 106

As I have previously mentioned, I will be editing my new humpback whale breaching images for months to come. This is another graceful breach from the incredibly cooperative whale that I photographed last month in Frederick Sound. This young whale repeatedly displayed its enthusiasm for the warm sun, good eating, close friends, and nearby photographer for almost 2 hours. I could not capture every breach perfectly, but I am pleased with how many of the sequences yielded surprising images.  Take this one for instance. It is not the boldest breach ever, but I like the gentle angle, perfect composition, and delicate twist of water emanating from its pectoral fin. It just looks like a happy whale.

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12 thoughts on “Humpback Whale Breach 106

  1. Beautiful, Jon. Never seen this upclose in person. Hope to experience it one day.

  2. Thank you, Gary! It only took me 4 summers to get some decent breaching images after buying my boat & moving it to Southeast Alaska. Good luck getting your own some day.

  3. Another beautiful shot Jon.

  4. I believe I do see a smile on that whale! Another fantastic image, Jon.

  5. beautiful picture, hope one day I could do some like that !

  6. Jon, I see “Humpback Whale Breach 106”, just how many breaches did you happen to see? The curl in the fluke gives the image a graceful feel. Very well done.

  7. I started numbering my new breaching images at 100, because I already had some files starting from 1. Still, I probably saw several hundred over the course of the 19 day trip. About 2 dozen sequences will yield publishable images. I hope that it does not make it look easy.

  8. Jon,
    I know it is not easy, but that percentage is something I could very easily live with.

  9. Been loving each and every one, Jon! Keep up the great work!

  10. A classic pose Jon. I love it! If I even had one image with this sort of clarity then I would be happy.

  11. Such a fantastic series of breaching shots! looking forward to more!

  12. I really like the clarity of this one.

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