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Juvenile Humpback



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Out in the wild of Mexico on our research boat, it was such a tr...
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Out in the wild of Mexico on our research boat, it was such a treat to have this curious juvenile humpback whale come look us right in the eye with the clouds reflecting perfectly on the surface of the water!
This is one single original image, some slight lighting adjustments.
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12 Comments | Report
jimcarey
 
jimcarey March 10, 2016
This magnificent creature is my sense of God. Brilliant capture!
Beyondthehorizon27
 
Beyondthehorizon27 June 04, 2016
Wow!
Kitsea PRO
 
Kitsea October 06, 2016
Wow.. loving this!
gallmese
 
gallmese December 31, 2016
((((((((((((((((((((::::::::::::::::::::::::.
Eclark8
 
Eclark8 January 18, 2017
this is an amazing photo!!!!
ericnewton
 
ericnewton June 24, 2017
Composite?
Orphic
Orphic Mar 06
no this is an original photo no photoshop or editing involved, only a little color correction
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 August 10, 2017
Wonderful capture! Congratulations on all your awards!
Cortez48 PRO+
 
Cortez48 August 11, 2017
Awesome!!!
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 August 12, 2017
Great Photo !
AnnMalik
 
AnnMalik August 26, 2017
Well done, absolutely stunning photo.
tinaburchslone
 
tinaburchslone December 29, 2017
Incredible
robynsandy
 
robynsandy April 01, 2018
Your very lucky:) amazing photo!!

Behind The Lens

Location
Loreto Mexico
Time
We set out on our small fishing boat early in the morning I spotted a spout from 3 miles away, we decided to check it out. After meeting up with the juvenile humpback I spotted we had a lovely encounter for a few hours into the full sun of the late morning when I hung off the side of the boat to capture this image as the majestic creature did barrels rolls to look up into my eyes.
Lighting
Shooting out on the calm water & working with the natural is like a dream for me.
Equipment
I used my old nikon D3100 & 18-55mm kit lens
Inspiration
This particular individual was quite intrigued with us and our little research team and followed us for numerous hours in a curious fashion. At the moment when I took this shot the clouds were reflecting on the surface of the water creating a dreamy double exposure feel as he looked up into my eyes. It was a breathtaking moment of connection between different species.
Editing
I brought this image into photo shop and did minor color correction and light adjustments
In my camera bag
At the time I had my old nikon D3100 & 18-55mm kit lens and a 70-200mm zoom. I now carry 5D Markiii, 40mm 70-200mm 28mm lenses, a tripod, remote trigger, macro filters, polarizer, camera rain jacket.
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