The Whale's Tail

Humpback Whale, Juneau, Alaska

This is an image of a hump-back whale taken outside of Juneau, Alaska. We signed up for a tour that took us on a boat designed for photographers. It worked out really well as the weather was quite rainy and being able to shoot while staying dry was priceless. This was a challenge to get only one tail as we were fortunate to find a group of 13 whales performing "bubble net feeding". They usually come up to the surface as a group and timing it to get the last one when they dive takes patience. Thank God for high burst mode on today's cameras. I probably shot 1,000 photos in that mode and tossed about 950 of them but the ones left were pretty decent.