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Humpback breach aside our boat in the early morning hours of September 11th in Avila Beach, CA.

This photo captured a friendly humpback whale that chose to breach mere feet from our 12 foot vessel on the ocean waters off Avila Beach, California. We were so in awe of the experience that thrill outweighed fear many times over. The size, power, grace and gentle nature of this beautiful whale was unforgettable. Being the only ship on the water that early in the day we felt blessed to have this private encounter.

TAGS: California, Humpback, United States

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Woodland Hills, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Sam Greenstone.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
Total Views: 102
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 7, 2015, 1:07 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 230mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO720
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PHOTO LOCATION Avila Beach , California, United States of America