The Majestic Beauty of Whales in the Wild

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 HarĂ°arson, 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

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10 thoughts on “The Majestic Beauty of Whales in the Wild

  1. 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…)

  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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