A pair of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) blowing and sounding in Stephens Passag near the Brothers Islands, Southeast Alaska, USA. This was my first really memorable day kayaking with humpback whales in my Klepper kayak in the early 1980s. It wa
This was my first really memorable day kayaking with humpback whales in my Klepper kayak in the early 1980s. It was a beautiful sunny day and the sea was flat calm. There was a pod of humpback whales feeding in the area all afternoon. I managed to capture a lot of good photos on this day with my Olympus OM1 because the conditions were so perfect and the whales remained in the same area for a long time. This was my first photo that I ever saw published in a book on whales. I stumbled across it in a book shop in Juneau, Alaska, which was a great thrill and gave me a lot of encouragement to continue photographing the whales. But the most rewarding encouragement for me was when most of the main conservation organisations, like the WWF, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth started using my whale photos for their Save the Whale campaigns.
- Duncan Murrell
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- Humpback Whales - Blowing and Sounding