Esther

Esther

Posted on 07/31/2014


Photo taken on July 26, 2014



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Up from the deep

Up from the deep
A humpback whale on Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary breached within a few feet of this fishing boat. That was an experience that they will not soon forget.

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 (lift at least 40% of their body out of the water).


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Marco, SaVonSasa, Василий Касимовский, Ecobird and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


25 comments - The latest ones
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Wow! What a scary moment for those people on the boat but what a great image for you!
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Superb capture!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
3 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Great moment
3 years ago.
El pare
El pare
Really an unforgettable experience, moment very well catched.
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
I don't think I would like to get that close as I think
that tail would have a lot of force behind it Esther.
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Holy crapola. That's CLOSE! Amazing capture, Esther.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
DON'T PANIC !!!!!!
3 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
De toute beauté **********
3 years ago.
Sharon Bonj
Sharon Bonj
I'm certain they won't forget! That would have been quite a surprise--a bit scary that close!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Very exciting shooting! Well done!
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Very impressive image
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice sea creatures !
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Well taken, but way too close for comfort!
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful capture and moment, stunning photo
3 years ago.
Bartelsontour
Bartelsontour
WOW - this was close! Great capture!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Many thanks for your visits and comments.
3 years ago.
Sigmund
Sigmund
Excellent capture and perfect timing :-))
3 years ago.
Bruce Oakley
Bruce Oakley
Wow, what an awesome shot. Great capture.
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Mesmerising shot - that must be quite scary. Terrific capture
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thank you all for your comments.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
I guess the whales breach just because they can and it is very likely fun thing to do! =D
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Smaller boats than this go out whale watching. The whales are rarely this active.
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
impressive scene, very well taken !
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Thanks, Nora.
3 years ago.