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Whale, Whale, Whale
Bouncing Baby Boy
Half Calf
An Orca in the waters between Victoria Island and Washington State.
Having a Whale of a Time
Orca Whale Surfaces
Whale dwarfs ship
A humpback whale off the coast of Molokai
Peek-a-boo
Humpback Whale Parade
Whale watching in cape cod
A backlit humpback whale in Grenville Channel, the Inside Passage, BC, Canada.
Breaching humpback whale while riding out to Great Barrier Reef
A whale and sea gulls while on Cape Cod Bay. Shooting with a canon SX50
A whale breaching in the Kenai Fjords.
Humpback whale wave on a windy day in Alaska.
Take a ride on the Humpback Whaleroad
Humpback whale feeding time
Dance of the Whale
Desperately Seeking Male Humpback
Whale Happy
Leaping Whale in Juneau
Humpback Whale Tails
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A backlit humpback whale in Grenville Channel, the Inside Passage, BC, Canada.

This humpback surfaced just off our bow as we were transiting Grenville Channel in our petroleum-free sailboat powered by 100% recycled food processing oil-based biodiesel and bio-lubricants. For the last eight years we have been voyaging in northern BC and Alaska while giving tours and sharing information with other boaters on how easy and beneficial - to marine life, humans, the climate and boat engines - it is to go petroleum free. This year I interviewed many fuel dock managers, commercial fisherman and local citizens about working together to add biodiesel pumps along the full length of the Inside Passage and have now started this bit project with a number of key partners. I took the shot rather quickly then turned the boat hard to starboard to move safely away from the whale. I didn't notice the rich backlighting and twinkling swells in the background until later in the day.

TAGS: Canada, Whale

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Portland, Oregon, United States of America
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© Capt. Peter Wilcox.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
Total Views: 86
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 20, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-FZ200
Focal Length: 108mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO100
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