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Humpback  Whale Fluke 1

Image # 1D2_06874

Atlantic Ocean off the coast near Bar Harbor, ME


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/3200 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

We did get lucky on this trip - we spotted several Humpback Whales in the distance, and they hung around for a fairly long time as we got closer.  We had several opportunities to see them prepare for their deep dives, raising their tail flukes out of the water just before disappearing below the surface.  The whales did get quite close, and this photo comes from a series of 7 I took as it dove down, and is full-frame - no crop needed.