Orca Nose

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 24 January 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A long range view of an Orca whale surfacing in the waters between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island.

Canon EOS REBEL T2i 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 125 135 mm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Ah you were lucky !

24 Jan 2019 6:17am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful capture!

24 Jan 2019 6:17am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Rencontre exceptionnelle.

24 Jan 2019 7:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A magical moment for sure !

24 Jan 2019 8:13am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

it’s a chance to observe these animals ! A great moment captured !

24 Jan 2019 8:36am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent capture of the Orca. Sad to hear that Oregon has decided to cull Sea Lions, that are a food source for the migrating Orca.

24 Jan 2019 10:40am

@Shaun: Sad indeed. Doesn't anyone bother to think about long term repercussions anymore?

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice !!!

24 Jan 2019 11:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

You are so lucky to get this. I had my eyes peeled on our trip to Cortez but not a whisper. Excellent

24 Jan 2019 12:31pm

@grouser: Tamara and I along with my brother and sister-in-law, paid to go on a "sensitive" whale watch and they were true to their word... we didn't intrude upon the pods and as a result were treated to quite a display. I only wished for a 300mm lens a few times ;)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent timing to capture this orca coming out of the water! It makes for a goosebump experience. :-)

24 Jan 2019 1:34pm

@Steven: We saw a few jumps out of the water, some romping in the pod, and lots of big fins. It was awesome.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What an excellent catch! I hope the salmon populations can support these magnificent whales.

24 Jan 2019 2:37pm

@Steve Rice: I believe the Orca population around Vancouver Island and up toward Alaska is still holding. Thanks, Steve.

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Ohh, this is so wonderful! Great captured. I have to admit that I am a little jealous of you.

24 Jan 2019 2:51pm

@Marjolein: Glad you like it. Maybe it will help if I tell you that we were on the water for hours, soaked and cold? Ha ha.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I LOVE THIS!!!! what a special moment to experience! My son from a toddler haS BEEN FASCINATED WITH WHALES. AS AN ADULT HE continues. So whales always bring a tender feeling for me.

24 Jan 2019 2:58pm

@Ruthiebear: That is very sweet, Ruthie. Thanks for sharing that.

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...what an amazing image here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 Jan 2019 3:09pm

@Devi: Thanks !

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

24 Jan 2019 3:21pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !!!!

24 Jan 2019 6:55pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

What a wonderful image, Rick...I would love to visit this area for just what you show us here!!! Beautiful, sir!

25 Jan 2019 2:01am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is wonderful! Such a beautiful sight!

25 Jan 2019 2:16am