“You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.”
― Kiera Cass
This is, I believe, my final image for my Humpback Whale series. It’s been enjoyable and educational for me to share these images and my feelings about them.
It seems an appropriate image to close off on, as the whale emerges from the water, she appears to be waving or preparing for a bow. From this point, she twists to one side and reenters the water in an incredible splash. The image also nicely shows the detail of her belly (ventral grooves).
For this image, the whale was also quite close to the boat, so it’s not zoomed in a lot.
I can’t say enough about how spectacular it was to witness these beautiful creatures in their environment, especially amazing when viewed from a small boat rather than the large commercial whale watching vessels.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 112 mm
1/320 sec, f/9.0, ISO 200
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Ed, what a superb and wonderful series. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Very glad to have read each and every one. R.
Thank you so much!
Oh my goodness, stunning, breathtaking. You were so close to the humpback whale?! What a sight to have as your finale. Thank you for sharing!!
I have a closer one, but it’s so close it’s out of focus 🙂
Oh, at least you got it, that must be an exciting trip!
It was beyond belief.
I would way the same of that close encounter. Once in a lifetime, perhaps!
This is an amazing series. It must have been quite spectacular in person. Whale watching is on my bucket list of things to do. 🙂
It was amazing, beyond words. I highly recommend it.
Amazing photos, and I can only imagine the flood of emotions that accompanied the experience… I just returned from Maui where I photographed whales from the shore and felt very much in awe of the spectacle I was privileged to witness. Well done!
Thanks Daniel, it really is awe inspiring, especially when they are so close to the boat that you feel the spray. To witness these massive creatures live is a humbling experience. To be able to capture those moments and share them, is a privilege.
A great series Ed, thank you.
Magnificent animals, a beautiful setting, and fine photography.
Thank you, once again. I’m having whale withdrawals, so a few more may pop up, from time to time.