Little Whale "Geysers" by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

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Medium 33.1" x 14.6"
Large 46.9" x 20.8"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

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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

It is my sincere wish that visitors to my portfolio experience the beauty and wonder of nature. Moreover my hope is that my photographs will inspire viewers to be proactive toward the protection of wildlife and its habitat, those efforts ultimately making a far better world for all beings.

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Comments

  • chrythmnove
    chrythmnoveover 5 years ago

    Is this for Real ?! Magnificent…

  • Yes, indeed, this is for real. This particular group of humpback whales surfaced for several gulps of air before descending into the depths to feed on krill. There were at least eight humpbacks feeding together. What I wouldn’t give to see what was going on underneath the surface of the water! So glad you liked this whale “geeky” photo.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Noel Elliot
    Noel Elliotover 5 years ago

    Very interesting shot..I also have a whale shot on RB but a little different

  • Thank you, Noel. I hope you have more interesting whale encounters yourself!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleover 5 years ago

    Fabulous, whalegeek! Phantoms for sure. This is so cool!

  • I need an underwater camera to see what these babies are up to next summer. :-))) Glad you enjoyed this look into the world of whale geekdom.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    wow u could not have planned this never in a million years xx

  • Hey, Bev..what made this even more fun for us is that we had a sunny morning to illuminate the whale blows from behind. Alaska’s weather is notorious for being shrouded in clouds.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallover 5 years ago

    This is amazing whalegeek! We don’t gets sights like this in East Tennessee. Thanks for sharing “your world” to our world!

  • Boooo…nor where I live SW of Lake Michigan, Bob. Makes me wonder what on earth I’m doing in the the great Midwest. Cheers and Happy New Year to you! Oh, I was thinking of you recently when driving past some great barns in snowy. Naturally the camera was nowhere near so I’ll just have to enjoy your gorgeous barns. :-)))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Mysterious sighting – what a great shot

  • I’m glad you enjoyed these whale blows. For a whale geek like me they are a thing of beauty. Thanks so much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 5 years ago

    That is amazing, awesome photo ohhh to even be that close :-)

  • Thanks for your sweet comments! NIce to hear from you as always.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 5 years ago

    Amazing shot Whalegeek, definitely something you don’t see every day!!

  • Thanks, Martin. This image is a bit different than what one normally associates with whales. Thanks be to cold air, cooperative sunlight and still air. Cheers!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 5 years ago

    This one made my soul gasp. IT has a powerful energy to witness this – the life essence of the whales – as they weave their way between air and water….
    What a truly beautiful capture!

  • Wendy, you are too kind. Thank you for your uplifting words. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and that Laura is enjoying her whales. Happy New Year to you, too.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 5 years ago

    O my dog – what an incredible image!!!! Thank you thank you for sharing such an absolutely incredible sight!!! What a wonder of the world…
    K x

  • Thanks so much for your delightful comments. I’m so pleased you enjoyed this rather unconventional image. I agree with you, whales are one of the wonders of the world, a very nice way of putting it. Cheers!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)


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