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Lunging for Lunch

When I say that you never know what to expect while photographing (and exploring) in the Great Bear Rainforest, I really mean it.

 

We were headed out in the zodiac to photograph a rock with some Harbor Seals on it, when we suddenly saw this Humpback Whale lunge feeding along the shoreline.  Needless to say, we skipped the Harbor Seals, and followed the Humpback.

 

Lunge feeding is one of the ways that Humpbacks Whales use to get the small bait fish that they eat, where they lunge out of the water with their mouths open to try to get as many fish as possible.  I couldn’t believe how high this Humpback was coming out of the water.

 

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 22, 2019
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 182mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1000
Exposure: 1/2000

About this Image

When I say that you never know what to expect while photographing (and exploring) in the Great Bear Rainforest, I really mean it.

 

We were headed out in the zodiac to photograph a rock with some Harbor Seals on it, when we suddenly saw this Humpback Whale lunge feeding along the shoreline.  Needless to say, we skipped the Harbor Seals, and followed the Humpback.

 

Lunge feeding is one of the ways that Humpbacks Whales use to get the small bait fish that they eat, where they lunge out of the water with their mouths open to try to get as many fish as possible.  I couldn’t believe how high this Humpback was coming out of the water.

 

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 22, 2019
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Focal Length: 182mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1000
Exposure: 1/2000