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Capture of MotherHump back Whale slapping the water outside Nelson Bay NSW.
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. An acrobatic animal known for breaching and slapping the water with its tail and pectorals, it is popular with whale watchers off Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada, and the United States.

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Nikon D80
Nikkor 70-300mm
Focal Length 240mm
f8, 1/500, ISO 400

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I am a passionate Amateur nature and wildlife photographer and like to dabble in all forms of photography. I find each photographic discipline presents its own challenges and rewards when you get it right. I also am a volunteer photographer for the RSPCA in NSW. I am a Nikon man and have just migrated to full frame however there are a number of spots left for additional lenses.

My equipment includes
Nikon D600 and D90
Nikkor 300mm
Nikkor 70-300mmVR
Nikkor 24-85mm VR
Tokina 11-16mm

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  • Kym Bradley
    Kym Bradleyabout 2 years ago

    tremendous love it thanks for sharing

  • My pleasure thanks for your lovely comments.

    – Steve Randall

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...about 2 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 2 years ago

    real cool steve – everyone wants a shot like this – love it !

  • Thanks Dean. The whales were active that day however I was looking the wrong way when the mother whale breached. You get some you lose some. cheers Steve.

    – Steve Randall

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 2 years ago

    WoW !! ..Lucky U !..Awesome shot Steve – Love it xx

  • thanks very much Gail and the fave. Indeed very lucky. If you ever get the chance whale watching is a must. :-)))

    – Steve Randall

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 2 years ago

    Very nice shot mate..was up there on the weekend an seen a few whales.

  • Thanks Warren. As an aside I nearly went into the drink on that trip, camera an all.

    – Steve Randall

  • lumiwa
    lumiwaabout 2 years ago

    very good capture!

  • Thanks very much for your wonderful comments

    – Steve Randall

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    what a thrill that must have been :)

  • You Betcha, unfortunately I had my camera pointing the wrong way when the mother breached. Thanks Larry for the comments and fave. :-))

    – Steve Randall

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    that would really suck! LOL!

  • LOL!!!

    – Steve Randall

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notabout 2 years ago

    Great capture!!

  • Many thanks.

    – Steve Randall

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