Humpback Whale Breach 106

Humpback Whale Breach 106, Frederick Sound, Alaska

As I have previously mentioned, I will be editing my new humpback whale breaching images for months to come.  This is another graceful breach from the incredibly cooperative whale that I photographed last month in Frederick Sound.  This young whale repeatedly displayed its enthusiasm for the warm sun, good eating, close friends, and nearby photographer for almost 2 hours.  I could not capture every breach perfectly, but I am pleased with how many of the sequences yielded surprising images.  Take this one for instance.  It is not the boldest breach ever, but I like the gentle angle, perfect composition, and delicate twist of water emanating from its pectoral fin.  It just looks like a happy whale.

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