A pair of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) sounding near The Brothers Islands in Frederick Sound, , Southeast Alaska, USA.
The flukes of a humpback whales' flukes during sounding is one of the most graceful, aerodynamic shapes in the animal kingdom. I never tired of observing and photographing that hypnotically beautiful form and motion that delighted the eye from every conceivable angle. It was an advantageous benefit to be photographing them from the low sea-level angle from a kayak. The low angle helps to silhouette them against the distant background, creating a greater sense of drama and perspective rather than just against the water. That is very noticeable if you compare photos taken from a kayak and a boat.
- Duncan Murrell
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- Humpback Whales - Blowing and Sounding