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Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae


Photographed on a whale watching trip near Victoria, British Columbia.


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MelanieHofmann 6 years ago

It helps to have a 300mm lens. We are hoping to go to Alaska one day. Do you have recommendations about where to go?

KarenL 6 years ago

I'm very jealous - we went whale watching in Alaska & the only fluke I managed to snap was from such a long way off the photo just isn't worth posting!

galewhale..Gale 7 years ago

Proud indeed Peter! Wish there were a centralized catalog for the North Pacific!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Give me a heads-up when you do. :-)

MelanieHofmann 7 years ago

We are lucky here in the Bay Area to have whales near San Francisco and Monterey. Hope to go to the Philippines one day.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Was fortunate enough to have witnessed these amazing creatures here in the Philippines last year. You cannot help but feel awed when you see these flukes out in the water as the whales prepare to dive. :-)

peter 7 years ago

Way to go you captured the whale fluke! Galewhale would be so proud!

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 48.43, Long: -123.37

Spotted on Oct 5, 2009
Submitted on Aug 16, 2011

Spotted for mission


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