Next picture about our whale watching cruise in Husavik bay in the north of Iceland. Our cruise lasted about 3 hours and we met 3 or 4 humpack whales that turned around our boat. It looked like they were playing with us, appearing on the left, then on the right and ahead the boat ! I was surprised we could approach so close to them. To give you an idea, I took this picture at 122mm focale and didn't recrop it at post processing. I was impressed too how graceful these whales were. You couldn't imagine such big animals can go out and into the water with so fluid movements ! We should call them the Husavik bay dancers ! We could see one of them jumping out of the water, but we were so surprised we couldn't take a picture of this magic instant. But I won't forget it, for sure !
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benenuts (203) 2014-02-22 5:56
très beau cliché sur tout, fait sur de l'instant T. belle couleur, déjà que la phot donne la chair de poule, le vivre a du être d-'une intensité incroyable.
arnie (1408) 2014-02-22 6:33
Great capture, love the detail of the water coming off the tail. Must have been a memorable moment.
Kamilutka (6719) 2014-02-22 6:42
it must a be great experience to see these magnificent animals in wild. You captured this precious moment masterly. Very pretty colors and well managed light as well as perfectly balanced sharpness.
Well done! TFS!
baclama (16903) 2014-02-22 11:34
belle queue de baleine!!!
Zucca (4674) 2014-02-22 12:18
Cette sortie en bateau a dû être magique, merci de nous faire partager tes souvenirs et la photo de cette baleine qui joue à cache-cache !
HimalAnda (7890) 2014-02-23 11:55
Tu as su déclencher au bon moment pour capturer la caudale de cette baleine ! Et la netteté est parfaite.
Bien joué !
Waylim (24490) 2014-02-26 17:29
Ah, so nice. I know how it feel to see it like this. You have a really nice sun light. Love all the details on the water that is flowing down the tail like curtain of pearls.
claudeD (28884) 2014-02-28 4:16
I would like to observe this big animals from so near. Excellent nature picture and perfect contribution to TE.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (17600)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-23
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Hoya 67mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland / Islande 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-22 2:48