Esther

Esther

Posted on 07/28/2014


Photo taken on July 26, 2014



See also...

Blue and White Blue and White


Tolerance Tolerance


All About Water All About Water


I ♥ Nature I ♥ Nature


Sea Life Sea Life


TRAVELOGUE TRAVELOGUE


Canon Photography Canon Photography


New England New England


New Flickr Survivors New Flickr Survivors


BLEU BLEU


Planet Animals Planet Animals


Massachusetts Massachusetts


Humpback Whales Humpback Whales


Blue! Blue!


See more...

Keywords

mer
Massachusetts
Ocean
Atlantic
atlantique
ocean
sea
Megaptera
whale watch
baleen
novaeangliae
breach
breaching
Captain's Lady
boat
whale
ship
whale watching
humpback
Stellwagen
National
Marine
Sanctuary
Bank


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

542 visits

Breaching near the boat

Breaching near the boat
Humpback whale on Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary.

Adult humpback whales grow between 40 to 50 feet long and weigh between 25-40 tons (22,680-36,287 kg). When feeding, they consume 1 1/2 tons of krill (small shrimp) a day.

There is no definitive theory as to why whales breach, or take at least 40% of their body out of the water.

AIMG 3479

Marco, Василий Касимовский, Maria Zarębska, Annemarie and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
Ecobird
Ecobird
Awesome image Esther. Well captured.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Thrilling encounter indeed !!
3 years ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
.. something you will never forget !
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Great catch!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Amazing to see !!

Wonderful !

Admired in ~ I ♥ Nature
3 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Perhaps they breach for the same reason we dive into the water ;-)

Excellent shot!
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Superbe instant bien capté
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Lucky you were in the right place at the right time
to capture this very good image Esther.
3 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Absolutely beautiful image !!!
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Great moment
3 years ago.
Graham Stephen
Graham Stephen
nicely captured
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks for all of your visits and comments.
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Bet this was a wonderful experience!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
It was. Two days later, however, the boat broke down at sea, stranding everyone overnight until repairs were made.
3 years ago.