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Thar She Blows

March 6, 2011

Went out whale watching last weekend and learned that marine life is a lot harder to shoot in a live environment than it looks. On the way out we were trailed by a school of dolphins that bobbed and weaved around our vessel. They were friendly but aloof, coming close but refusing to do any crowd pleasing. Before departure, I was imagining it would be the same with the whales, that they would lumber over to our craft to socialize and mingle with their terrestrial brethren, maybe pose for a couple shots with the kids. It was not that easy. Not for a lack of whales. We were on the water for around two hours and saw numerous groups and pairs, mostly from a distance. Often a fountain of spray would shoot up and you would turn to point your camera at nothing. The shot above was the closest we got to a little group that was swimming about 100-200 yards off our side. For some reason, every time we pointed out whales to Kyle, he said, “Shark!” I guess whales weren’t exciting enough for him.

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  1. March 6, 2011 3:07 pm

    I didn’t know he loves shark so much….

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