Humpback Whale Breach 108

Humpback Whale Breach 108, Frederick Sound, Alaska

Another freakin’ humpback whale breaching photo?  Well, yes, it is!  I normally prefer breaching images at the peak of the whale’s trajectory, because they don’t appear as powerful in the limp-coming back down phase, let alone when the big splash happens.  However, what I do like about this image is that it shows the power of the whale’s tail propelling it almost completely out of the water.  You can see that there is very little of the whale still connected to the surface.  I had to keep moving my inflatable for safety, but I also wanted to keep the whale on the inside of me in order to photograph it against the pretty blue mountains in the distance.

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