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42 Comments | Report
ornani
 
ornani July 03, 2012
great awesome shot. well done.
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography July 15, 2012
Nice, congrats!
Tulips
 
Tulips September 28, 2012
Loving it!
carollwatts PRO
 
carollwatts October 02, 2012
It's certainly does not take a stretch of the imagination to understand why you were awarded the Judge Favorite w/this image! It's spectacular! Ever wonder where this guy/gal is now?
maryhale9534 PRO+
 
maryhale9534 October 30, 2012
Awesome shot! Congrats on Judge favorite! :)M
Woombaway PRO+
 
Woombaway October 30, 2012
Wow now that is a spectacular capture congrats
PJ_Kellam PRO
 
PJ_Kellam January 09, 2013
Incredible Shot! Wish I could see something like that.
neerajpurohit
 
neerajpurohit March 01, 2013
Great shot!
LondonFox
 
LondonFox March 05, 2013
beautiful shot, well done!
nikigordon PRO+
 
nikigordon March 05, 2013
Stunning shot! Great job!!
photosue50
 
photosue50 March 05, 2013
WOW!!
believeit2receiveit
 
believeit2receiveit March 12, 2013
Fantastic shot!
photosue50
 
photosue50 March 19, 2013
This is ncredible!
rdehner Premium
 
rdehner March 27, 2013
Just fantastic...
CherylG
 
CherylG April 27, 2013
wow this is amazing!!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna May 10, 2013
Awesome shot!
olivierlw PRO
 
olivierlw July 10, 2013
Nicely done
DesireedeLeeuw PRO
 
DesireedeLeeuw July 14, 2013
this is a fantastic capture!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph July 29, 2013
Beautiful capture.
Amanda12345
 
Amanda12345 July 31, 2013
Wow, fantastic shot.
AVWilliams
 
AVWilliams August 05, 2013
A Fantastic shot - well done!! Amy
kkat PRO
 
kkat August 31, 2013
Beautiful!!!
tonyafricano PRO+
 
tonyafricano May 28, 2014
One of those shots I dream of taking myself, one day …. Terrific Work! Well Done!
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography June 27, 2014
wow, excellent action ... perfect shot !!
yourlily
 
yourlily June 30, 2014
Wonderful image.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ July 02, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
lindabonskowski
 
lindabonskowski July 03, 2014
I would give my eye teeth to see a whale breach like that!! I've been on several whale watching trips and they never breach for us! Gorgeous shot!
nikiarian
 
nikiarian July 03, 2014
Congratulations!
Mysnap
 
Mysnap July 18, 2014
Great shot.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 July 18, 2014
Wow... Congrats!! ")
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD September 15, 2014
Fabulous photo. Congratulations.
18ricco PRO+
 
18ricco September 16, 2014
Everything about this photo is amazing animal ocean lighting detail!!!! Great grab!!!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 16, 2014
fantastic...congrats on being a Finalist.
Peasepod44
 
Peasepod44 September 17, 2014
Great shot!! The most perfect split-second moment one can ever hope for... Glad you were there to capture it :)
jborys PRO+
jborys December 23, 2014
Thank you! Me too. Great to hear from you, Pease. :)
ncpcov PRO
 
ncpcov September 19, 2014
WOW. Superb timing and great thing to have witnessed.
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon October 23, 2014
Awesome picture!I've wanted to see whales all my life!lol Orcas in particular but never have.Is this a sperm whale?Anyhoo I love it!
jborys PRO+
jborys January 27, 2015
Thank you so much. This is a humpback.
brendaseverson PRO
 
brendaseverson February 15, 2015
Magnificent
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 February 26, 2015
Fabulous! Congratulations on your award!
philaddezio
 
philaddezio April 02, 2015
Perfect capture!!!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson November 04, 2016
Brilliant capture and timing. Fabulous.
danicleeland Premium
 
danicleeland August 28, 2019
Brilliant! Why not submit something to my Mammals of the land and sea photo challenge? :)
sheffblue
 
sheffblue December 04, 2019
how majestic - great shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
In the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Time
This was a sunny morning around 10 am. We were on a Cabo Expeditions Whale Watching excursion and Captain Jose had us in great position to photograph this female and her calf.
Lighting
it was an absolutely gorgeous day out on the water. Conditions were near perfect.
Equipment
I was using a Canon Rebel XT with a kit lens, 75-300mm lens, hand-held.
Inspiration
Captain Jose was watching the whales come up from his elevated vantage point and would point me to the right place with a clock position and a countdown so I new exactly when and had a pretty good idea of where, the whale was going to breach.
Editing
i lightened up the shadow in Lightroom a bit to bring out some more detail.
In my camera bag
I have since upgraded my equipment quite a bit since this shot five years ago. And I have become a professional equine photographer in the interim. Although I still go to Cabo every year and photograph whales. My bag now consists of a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon 7D Mark II. My primary lenses are a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.
Feedback
if you want to capture these types of images, I recommend a trip to Cabo San Lucas between December and April. Make sure you have a captain who is experienced, the good ones know how to position the boat for you to get the best shot. The best Captain I have been out with on a dozen trips over the last five years, is Captain Jose of Cabo Expeditions.

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