Views: 86 (50 Unique) 
Vote 31
Award Shortlist   

'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

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Exclusive 25% off Affinity Photo: Professional photo editing with no subscription!


23 Jan 2014 8:51AM
What a great picture! Would love to see this but as I hate boats............

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

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

Lynette Grin
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
23 Jan 2014 12:46PM
A wonderful shot, showing the power and size of this giant of the sea.
mikbee 11 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 !!
9 10 10 England
23 Jan 2014 2:46PM
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 5:07PM
Brian a great shot..really envious of your trip
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 Jan 2014 5:56PM
Magnificiant, a great experience on your part. Super capture, Brian.
well captured, i love this one.

24 Jan 2014 2:42PM
Magnificant !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
24 Jan 2014 11:20PM
Wow - powerful shot!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
25 Jan 2014 1:37PM
Perfect timing Brian.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.