I know it is late to be posting to the blog tonight, but I just got in from a wonderful overnight trip to Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park, and was excited to share this photo.
What a sight to see! A photo just doesn’t do this experience justice, as it is unable to communicate the powerful sounds and energy created when an animal the size of a school bus, rises out of the ocean and then splashes back down in a huge wave of water. This is really cool to see up close!
This is full frame with my 100-400 at 400. I was shooting with an ISO of 640 because I needed all the shutter speed I could get on this cloudy day. This gave me a shutter speed of 1/2000 at f/5.6. The hard part is locating the whale, framing and focusing while it is still out of the water.
Here are more whale photos.