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In the Deep Blue Sea

In the Deep Blue Sea is a Dall’s Porpoise swimming through the water.  While some marine mammals will do what is called “porpoising” where they will come out of the water while swimming along, but not a full breach.  It is very uncommon for Dall’s Porpoises to actually porpoise and come out of the water.  Therefore, sometimes the best that you can get of these guys is to photograph them through the water.

 

While it is hard to tell from this photograph, Dall’s Porpoise move incredibly fast, and are quite hard to photograph.  On our 2018 trip, we had the chance to refine our skills on photographing them, as we saw them almost every day of our 7-day trip. Having clear and and relatively calm water was the key to capturing this shot.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: August 7, 2018
Location: Johnstone Strait Area, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM
Focal Length: 90mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/1250

About this Image

In the Deep Blue Sea is a Dall’s Porpoise swimming through the water.  While some marine mammals will do what is called “porpoising” where they will come out of the water while swimming along, but not a full breach.  It is very uncommon for Dall’s Porpoises to actually porpoise and come out of the water.  Therefore, sometimes the best that you can get of these guys is to photograph them through the water.

 

While it is hard to tell from this photograph, Dall’s Porpoise move incredibly fast, and are quite hard to photograph.  On our 2018 trip, we had the chance to refine our skills on photographing them, as we saw them almost every day of our 7-day trip. Having clear and and relatively calm water was the key to capturing this shot.

 

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: August 7, 2018
Location: Johnstone Strait Area, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM
Focal Length: 90mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 6400
Exposure: 1/1250