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Another breaching beautiful Northeast Pacific humpback whale in Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Let all whales remain free.

Inside Passage, Alaska, USA

August 3, 2011

Canon 7D, Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM + 1.4 converter, f/5.6, 1/3200, focal length 280mm, ISO 400, handheld

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  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 3 years ago

    WOW Gina, what a fantastic shot and what a fantastic experience! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you, Gabe! I love whales!!! :-)))

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago

    Oh dear Gina… exceptional this!

  • Thank you so much!!!!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtabout 3 years ago

    WOW!!!!! :O]

  • Thank you very much!!!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • CinB
    CinBabout 3 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thanks a bundle!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 3 years ago

    Absolutely perfect timing and such a beautiful sight Gina!!! ;o)

  • Krys, so good hearing from you! Sorry for my tardy reply…I am delighted you liked this big fella!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Shubd
    Shubdabout 3 years ago

    You are SOOOOOOOO LUCKY !!!!!!!!! We saw humpbacks too but they didn’t really breach …and no way like this . We just got to see them lobtailing … but they are such graceful creatures even that was a treat !

  • Any time spent with whales means it’s a good day. I must say that it often takes many hours spent on the water before whales do what one wants them to do. Lobtailing is lots of fun to view. Can you imagine lifting nearly 1/3 of those great bodies into the air and then smashing their tales down repeatedly? Wowsers! Thanks for stopping by!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    This whale actually looks happy, and probably is enjoying him/herself. Wonderfully captured!

  • Hello, sweet Dot! It’s difficult to say which one of us was happier, the whale or me. Breaching activity was slow during the weeks spent with the humpbacks this summer so when this breaching baby began its show, I was finally in heaven. Hugs, G

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahabout 3 years ago

    Spectacular shot!!!

  • Ron, thank you so much. Glad you stopped by for a look!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • photosbytony
    photosbytonyabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot, iconic ! tony

  • Hi, Tony! Thank you so very much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 3 years ago

    Extraordinary artwork by YOU, thank you to inspire million friends and me:)
    Keep in touch with family and nice friends are beautiful human life.
    Best regards,

  • Thank you, Sunny! Life is indeed beautiful. G

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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