The Majestic Beauty of Whales in the Wild

The Majestic Beauty of Whales in the Wild

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While whales are indisputably a beautiful animal, photographing them can be somewhat of a challenge. You’ll probably be shooting in the middle of the day on the water which throws up all sorts of exposure problems and trying to line them up with a good background has obvious limitations. That’s why we think this collection shows some real skill with a camera by the various photographers.

JUMP! by *christopher*, on Flickr
Whalewatching 1 by Atli Harðarson, on Flickr

Untitled by Minette Layne, on Flickr

Southern Humpback Whale at Platypus Bay by Richard.Fisher, on Flickr

Untitled by Nesbitt_Photo, on Flickr

White Breach by erikogan, on Flickr

Jumping Whale by nestor galina, on Flickr

Southern Humpback Whales at Platypus Bay by Richard.Fisher, on Flickr

Moby Dick by cimere, on Flickr

orcas & humpbacks by *christopher*, on Flickr

Orca by TheGirlsNY, on Flickr

Hump Back Whale’s Tale by Hans Dekker, on Flickr

Humpback Whale by Big Blue Ocean, on Flickr

No. 1a, 1000 Places To See In The USA And Canada Before You Die, Bay of Fundy, p 976 by Bruce Tuten, on Flickr

Bar Harbor Whale Watch by Pat Hawks, on Flickr

IMG_3442 by paulcjones, on Flickr

IMG_3695 by paulcjones, on Flickr

Breaking the Stillness by ingridtaylar, on Flickr

IMG_3604 by paulcjones, on Flickr

Breach II by kevygee, on Flickr

Cape Cod by hdreisler, on Flickr



  • Alma Alexander:

    Amazing. I was fortunate enough to have a chance to take some of those “tail” photos myself, watching a pod of humpbacks in Alaska. (I’d post the pic but I have no clue how to go about it according to your instructions…)

    October 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

  • Laurence:

    What an amazing post !!!!

    I have been fortunate enough to spend 10 days on the water in northern Vancouver Island. Every day we saw some humpback whales, orcas, bears and other sea lions ……. if you check out my Facebook page (Picts2live Photography) or my website : wildlife gallery, you’ll see a few of my pictures.


    October 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm

  • YmeYnot2011:

    Terrific photos. Our favorite whale watching adventures are from Maui with the Pacific Whale Foundation on the Explorer.

    October 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm

  • Nelson:

    Fantastic photographs, well done.

    October 18, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  • Wendy:

    I’ve loved whales for years and years. These photos remind me of some of the reasons i love them…their grave, their beauty, thrir “right-ness” are all captured. Thanks!

    October 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  • Nitasha:

    Amazing photos. Reminds me why I NEED to go whale watching soon..

    October 21, 2011 at 12:13 am

  • Ana G:

    Sooooo jealous. All I have managed to capture are little specks of splashes in the distance.


    October 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

  • Jo:

    Amazing set of shots :) I’m currently a wedding photographer, but I’d love to move into nature / wildlife photography.

    October 25, 2011 at 11:19 am

  • Manu Reddy:

    These pictures are terrific, bringing the beautiful creatures to life. -Manu

    November 10, 2011 at 4:31 am

  • drec:

    It’s coming up to Whale Season, might have to try and head out again this year.[img][/img]

    April 11, 2012 at 4:40 am

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