Hanging humpback whale blows in a remote fjord in SE Alaska appear similar to a Yellowstone National Park (USA) geyser basin. Cold air plus calm conditions make for a perfect combination to create these hanging blows.
A large group of eight or more feeding humpback whales cruised near our boat about an hour and a half after dawn. After several deep breaths, the whales sounded toward the depths and abundant krill with a show of tail flukes. Then, just as phantoms, they were gone.
SE Alaska, USA
October 31, 2009
Canon 50D, Canon 100-400mm lens, shutter 1/800, f/10.0, ISO 400