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Flaunting the Tail

A unique perspective for us during my 2018 Marine Mammals trip, we had a Humpback Whale surface pretty close to us while we were out exploring in the zodiac looking for Sea Lions and Sea Otters.

 

This tail is unique from the others that we saw on the trip because we were at eye level (maybe even a bit under eye level) with the Humpback Whale’s  tail. I also like that there is kelp falling off the tail along with the water that is streaming off of it. I guess that this is a sign that the kelp forests in this area were in full force, thanks in part to the revival of the Sea Otters, as this may not have been a sight 20 years ago.

 

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 8, 2018
Location: Johnstone Strait Area, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 371mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 320
Exposure: 1/2500

About this Image

A unique perspective for us during my 2018 Marine Mammals trip, we had a Humpback Whale surface pretty close to us while we were out exploring in the zodiac looking for Sea Lions and Sea Otters.

 

This tail is unique from the others that we saw on the trip because we were at eye level (maybe even a bit under eye level) with the Humpback Whale’s  tail. I also like that there is kelp falling off the tail along with the water that is streaming off of it. I guess that this is a sign that the kelp forests in this area were in full force, thanks in part to the revival of the Sea Otters, as this may not have been a sight 20 years ago.

 

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 8, 2018
Location: Johnstone Strait Area, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 371mm
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 320
Exposure: 1/2500