April 21, 2019

Spyhopping

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April 21, 2019
Spyhopping

Species: Humpback Whale | Location: Charlotte Bay, Antarctica

We were zodiac cruising in Charlotte Bay, Antarctica, looking for whales. They did not disappoint us. We saw numerous whales feeding. The guide then spotted two whales lunge feeding. It was challenging to know where they were going to come up, so I never did get a sharp image of the lunge feeding. At the end, though, one of the whales came up and spy-hopped. This one actually came high enough in the water that the eye is visible.

About The Photographer

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I am a retired product management and development professional who now spends most of my time traveling the world taking photographs. I started taking pictures when I was six and continued my interest in photography in my adult life. I have won international photographic competitions, including 3 best-in-the-world nature print awards in the Kodak International Salon. I have also won an award in the Ocean Conservancy 2016 contest. Two of my images were featured in the 2018 Ocean Conservancy calendar and three images are in the 2019 calendar. My images have also been published in National Wildlife magazine, National Gardening magazine, Florida Wildlife magazine and on the World Wildlife Fund web site. I have exhibited in numerous juried art shows and galleries. When home, I give presentations to community groups about the countries and communities I’ve visited, and talk about the environmental changes I have captured in my photography.

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