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'Close Encounter of the Humpback Kind 2'

By briantjjones
The tail shot of a Humpback whale at Aukes Bay Alaska. This particular whale just appeared out of the blue and was so close to the boat before doing a deep dive to feed on Krill. Is was so close that even at the widest lens setting I could not get the whole tail in the shot. I've converted to mono which seemed to provide a better contrast.

Thanks for taking the time to view Smile

Regards, Brian J.

Tags: Alaska Humpback whale Wildlife and nature

Voters: Caziwinkles, chrissie3, Mactogo and 28 more

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What a great picture! Would love to see this but as I hate boats............

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How wondrous !! It would have been so beautiful to see in real life..Lucky you.. A wonderful image Brian.

Lynette Grin
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
23 Jan 2014 12:46PM
A wonderful shot, showing the power and size of this giant of the sea.
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
23 Jan 2014 1:49PM
Super shot Brian.
And in that classic line from the film Jaws.
''We need a bigger boat'',comes to mind here !!
Mick.
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
23 Jan 2014 2:46PM
Superb.
Joan.
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 5:07PM
Brian a great shot..really envious of your trip
Lillian
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
23 Jan 2014 5:56PM
Magnificiant, a great experience on your part. Super capture, Brian.
well captured, i love this one.

billy
24 Jan 2014 2:42PM
Magnificant !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Wow - powerful shot!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
25 Jan 2014 1:37PM
Perfect timing Brian.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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