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What are the odds?

By gez_c  
Taken whilst on honeymoon in Antigua last summer. I was at lunch with my new wife on a beach terrace with the whale about half a mile out. Hence this photo is a 100% crop at full zoom (300mm). So what are the odds...?

> Last time whales appeared near Galley Bay was 15 years ago.
> This one surfaced with it's baby only 5 or 6 times.
> Only once did it surface inline with the cruise ship.
> The cruise ship leaves once a week.
> I had my camera with me (only once during the whole holiday did I have it with me at lunch).
> I had the right telephoto lens on (1 in 3).

So what are the odds?!! Don't know but I consider myself very lucky and extremely privileged.



f10.0, 1/320, ISO100, 300mm.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: piccy, Yewtree, JoshCunliffe and 52 more

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Ridiculously slim odds, amazing capture! Congratulations

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30 Apr 2009 7:21PM

John Smile
VidB Plus
8 11 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:26PM
Superb, whats the chances of seeing that happen again, well captured
tim g Plus
13 13 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:27PM
Wonderful capture.

WOW, what a sightr.
Wow, great shot...well captured! The colour of the sea is amazing too!
Wilmot Plus
8 338 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 7:36PM
What a stunning sight
30 Apr 2009 7:44PM
Amazing what a stunning sight

Baz72 Plus
7 30 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 8:03PM
Nice capture !
30 Apr 2009 8:05PM
Unique and great, you should do the lottery!
30 Apr 2009 8:28PM
Superb shot
Brillant capture, very well done

Bet you couldnt do that again! Well done.
The right time and place, well done
30 Apr 2009 9:18PM
I bet I couldn't Fiona!
Thanks all for the comments and votes - much appreciated.
User_Removed 8 78 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2009 9:27PM
Amazing odds

30 Apr 2009 9:51PM
Awsome shot, against all odds
kaybee Plus
12 5.0k 25 Scotland
30 Apr 2009 10:06PM
You lucky.................
Hope you bought a lottery ticket
Try the euro lottery as well. Just amazing, Tony.
30 Apr 2009 10:24PM
Hell yea; but that's what it's all about!
30 Apr 2009 10:36PM
stunning shot. S
Steve-T Plus
9 56 66 England
30 Apr 2009 10:40PM
Incredible. Great shot.
chensuriashi Plus
10 249 17 England
1 May 2009 1:41AM
A very well timed Click!! here, the Whale was posing just for you...Chen.
johnjrp Plus
12 432 5 Australia
1 May 2009 5:14AM
Great capture. We are having lots of whale sharks coming down our coast this time of year. Magic creatures. John
Just had to show everyone in work this one, Amazing
1 May 2009 2:39PM
Great Capture. I went to Hawaii to see these wonderful animals but didn't get anything half as good as this! Well done.
3 May 2009 9:46AM
Thanks for the additional comments and votes. My first EPZ readers award - ok, more down to luck than skill so here's to the next one!
Thanks all
18 May 2009 7:55PM
Superb capture and what a stroke of luck.
jackson8472 8 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2010 1:06PM
you will probably NEVER get that shot again, so well done!
great shot!

6 Jun 2010 8:53PM
Thanks for the latest comments - much appreciated.

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