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This taken at Point Adolphus, a very popular location for whale watching. We had high expectation of seeing whales as people told us they've seen many the day before. However, we never expected to see any coming out of the water like this and I was actually pointed my camera at the right place.

It was a 4 hour tour Small boat tour. There were only 4 people plus the captain of the boat. We just started out from the dock for 30 minutes and it was our first sighting of the whale. We saw the back of 2 whales. I was just getting my camera ready and suddenly one of the whale just leaped up into the air from the calm surface of the water, I was not able to capture it since I was not expecting it and was not prepared. Also I was just so in awe with what just happened. My heart was pounding and my jaw dropped. two other tourists and the captain of the boat. We all screamed out "Oh My God!" I didn’t even occur to me to take pictures. I just watched with amazement as these two whales taking turn in breeching. Fortunately they did it about 4 or 5 times even though it is hard to know where they will come up but I was lucky and fast enough to catch some of it. they were really close to us my zoom lens of 180MM is almost too close. As you can see I nearly missed on the left side where it came out.

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