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While we were in Alaska, we did a couple of boat tours (not on a large cruse ship) to see the glaciers and off course along the way, we hope to see some wild life as well, we saw many birds, sea lions, sea otters and more. But one of the most important we want to see Whales. We were lucky to have seen a few humpback whales; however, taking photos of it is not always easy. We saw a few whales close up, mostly the top of it slightly above the surface of the sea. Again, how well can you see the whales when they are mostly submerged in the water? You only get the impression of how big they are. They do go down to feed often, so they have to come up a little higher to dive deeper down. That’s when we would see the back of the whale rises up from the water (See WS) and follows by the flip of the tail in the air as in this shot. That was most of us expected to see. Except in rare occasion some would breech with parts of its body into the air, one has to be lucky to be at the right place and time and have to be quick with the camera and aiming at the right spot in the wide open sea.

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  • Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2730 W: 157 N: 6121] (25184)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-07-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 10:42
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