July 18, 2015

Observing a Whale at Play

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July 18, 2015
Observing a Whale at Play

Species: Humpback Whale | Location: Juneau, Alaska, United States of America

This photo was taken on a whale watching cruise in Juneau, Alaska. The whale began to breach as all eyes turned that way. Note the magnitude of this magnificent marine mammal as emergence takes place from under the sea. It is the type of camera shot you have to be ready for because in a natural setting there is no specific time you can set your watch for this to happen. Nature makes its own schedule and you're fortunate if you happen to be in the area when these awesome sights appear.

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About The Photographer

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Steve has been a freelance photographer for over 20 years and is a member of the International Freelance Photographers Organization. Steve believes that he’ll never tire of photography because each image brings its own independence and unique frame to the world in new and interesting ways.

Steve’s greatest faith is in the powerful bond between humans and animals. Steve is committed to the protection of animals and believes society is often judged by the way it treats the animals in its care and those with whom we share this earth. He writes an online column on animals for Examiner.com and occasionally contributes articles for Urban Pet Magazine as well.

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