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Breathtaking Breach

There is nothing more breathtaking than watching a Humpback Whale breach by launching all 11 plus meters and 40,000kgs out of the water.

 

One of the difficult parts of photographing marine mammals is that you often cannot see them under the water (with the exception of when they are close to the surface), making it hard to know where the animal is going to come up. Sometimes they will develop a flow or a pattern, and other times it seemed completely random. As photographers we were very fortunate with this particular Humpback Whale, because not only did the whale breach many times or known as “serial breaching, but we were even more fortunate that where the whale went down was the same general area that it came up, so he took a lot of the guess work out of it.

 

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Taken: August 16, 2016
Location: Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/800

About this Image

There is nothing more breathtaking than watching a Humpback Whale breach by launching all 11 plus meters and 40,000kgs out of the water.

 

One of the difficult parts of photographing marine mammals is that you often cannot see them under the water (with the exception of when they are close to the surface), making it hard to know where the animal is going to come up. Sometimes they will develop a flow or a pattern, and other times it seemed completely random. As photographers we were very fortunate with this particular Humpback Whale, because not only did the whale breach many times or known as “serial breaching, but we were even more fortunate that where the whale went down was the same general area that it came up, so he took a lot of the guess work out of it.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.
Taken: August 16, 2016
Location: Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/800