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Driving down the California coast line from the Bay area down to Central coast, happened to come across these beautiful mammals.

I decided to shoot B+W as it was a cloudy day and the water color looked very dull . I shot these from the edge of a cliff, while the whales were frolicking quite a bit far in the ocean. The water was very calm, the breeze felt cool and the air was damp; I stood at the edge for quite a while. Suddenly the mammals started to display their tails! The moment was exciting for me as this was the first time I had seen whales in the wild.





Canon 5D Mark III, 400mm f/5.6 + 1.4x TC, Shot at 560mm, f/8.



Canon 5D Mark III, 400mm f/5.6 + 1.4x TC, Shot at 560mm, f/8.


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Aug 28, 2014 at 06:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · BigSur Whales


Nice capture!

DaveF



Aug 28, 2014 at 06:32 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · BigSur Whales


Thanks Dave


Aug 28, 2014 at 09:56 PM
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TFS


Aug 28, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · BigSur Whales


Congrats on your first encounter, it's always exciting to see them even at a distance.
Nice compositions and I like the B&W choice... well done.

Kirk



Aug 28, 2014 at 10:43 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · BigSur Whales


Nice images Rohan. They look good in B&W.


Aug 28, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · BigSur Whales


Thanks all. It was a very exciting moment for me. I felt like a kid, all giddy and stuff. The best part of the experience was that I didn't have to try, it was an amazing accidental viewing. And I had tried previously to do the whole whale watching thing in Oregon but without luck.


Aug 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · BigSur Whales


Neat stuff Rohan ~ Ron


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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · BigSur Whales


What a wonderful experience and shots ! Nothing quite like seeing whales in the wild.

Birdie



Aug 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · BigSur Whales


I've seen this my self and it's quite exciting. Good work

Morris



Aug 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · BigSur Whales


Nice to get some Humpbacks(?)


Aug 30, 2014 at 01:22 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · BigSur Whales


These were actually killer whales Thank you all for your very kinds words.


Aug 31, 2014 at 07:39 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · BigSur Whales


cool series TFS


Aug 31, 2014 at 09:26 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · BigSur Whales


Nice set and in B/W I am not sure about the type of whale the tail does not look like a killers' nor does the dorsal at any rate very well done


Sep 01, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · BigSur Whales


hmm, now that I look at the dorsal I think you are right Michael. It might not be a killer whale. From doing a bit more research, it looks like Humpback, Blue and Pilot Whales migrate around the Big Sur, Ca coast during the month of August. Thanks Michael for pointing it out, I 'd ve never second guessed my assumption


Can anyone confirm this? I would love to know this.

Confirm (9/25/2014): It is a Minke Whale!!



Sep 01, 2014 at 06:26 PM





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