Humpback Whale Breaching

Humpback Whale Breaching

Inside Passage - Southeast Alaska

Humpback Whale Breaching - Inside Passage - Southeast Alaska

Photo by “Doc” David Dibble

While walking in Petersburg last week with Doc, he expressed concern over not getting a good image of the whale breach. Doc, you can rest assured you have an image of the whale as it leaped out of the water. I might add that it is a remarkable image. I’m not sure if your pictures are better than Terri Dibble’s. There seems to be some fun husband and wife competition between you two. Please don’t ask me to be the judge.

I look forward to seeing other images from my guests. I know you did very well with your photos. We had memorable wildlife observations and you captured them well.

Thanks for trusting me with your photography adventure. I look forward to seeing you again.

I enjoy my time in nature and always eagerly anticipate what’s in store when I walk outside. I hope you spend some special time in the natural world, too.

Embrace the journey!

What make this picture special:

I love the distant mountains in this image. Including the background gives a sense of scale and tells the big story of where humpbacks live. Doc did a great job capturing the explosion of the whale, water, and the lovely mountain tops. Job well done! 

Date: 6/13/21
Model: NIKON D500
Frame #: 6730
Lens (mm): 460
ISO: 320
Aperture: 8
Shutter: 1/2000
Exp. Comp.: +0.7
Program: Manual
Focus Mode: AF-C
White Bal.: SUNNY
Quality: RAW

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