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In spite of being down with the flue, I went out on a boat with my dad and my good friend and colleague Geir-Inge to look for orcas and humpbacks this weekend. ...
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In spite of being down with the flue, I went out on a boat with my dad and my good friend and colleague Geir-Inge to look for orcas and humpbacks this weekend. It must have been about 10-15 orcas swimming around our boat at one point, and some even got so close you could almost pat them on the back. Truly an amazing experience.
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Honorable Mention in Capture The Ocean Photo Contest
Runner Up in The Ocean Photo Contest
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9 Comments | Report
AJPhoto25
 
AJPhoto25 October 20, 2017
Beautiful image
kellumbear PRO
 
kellumbear November 05, 2017
I love this capture! Congrats on your win!
etrodden
 
etrodden November 14, 2017
Incredible!
NJane
 
NJane March 21, 2018
Amazing!
MichelleAnnHarrison PRO
 
MichelleAnnHarrison March 27, 2018
Beautiful stunning and powerful
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini September 25, 2019
Fabulous light and atmosphere
cavazbe PRO
 
cavazbe Apr 25
congrats!!
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz Apr 25
Love it !
IDAphotos
 
IDAphotos Apr 26
Wow.... :O

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken just outside Tromso, which is an island in Northern Norway.
Time
It was taken in the middle of November. In the Arctic the sun does not come very high up above the horizon this time of year, so it must have been close to midday.
Lighting
Just a massive heap of yummy sunlight.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D800, and the 105mm f/2.0 DC to get some of the environment as well as the orca in my composition.
Inspiration
What inspired me to take this photo was the thrill of the chase. Just going out on the boat, looking for these amazing animals and hoping they'll pop up is an experience in itself. Catching one of camera is even better.
Editing
On this photo I did minimal post-processing. Just some colour correction and shadow and highlight adjustments.
In my camera bag
This really depends on what I'm shooting. I like shooting landscapes, weddings, fashion, portraits, products and more, so I try to pack whatever I think I will need. It always helps having the right tools for the job, but as I hope we all can agree, equipment is only important up to a point. If you want to take a good photo, first and foremost you need to be a good photographer.
Feedback
Know your location and know your seasons. You need to know when and where you can see orcas at your location, and if you're in the Arctic, you need to know that between late November and late January there's no sunlight. Also I recommend using a big lens, like a 70-200, so you can get some environmental shots and some nice closeups as well.

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