Whales

By: Arjen Drost

Aug 10 2012

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Category: mammals, nature, Photography, Polar

1 Comment

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:600mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/1600 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Fin Whale

When I started guiding more than 10 years ago we hardly saw whales. Well, yes, Minke Whales and Beluga’s, but no large ones. I still remember the excitement I felt when I saw my first Fin Whales, in the far distance. Really big whales! During these 10 years whales definitely have become more numerous in the waters around Spitsbergen. We now see almost all cruises Fin Whales and sometimes even other large whales (more on that in a later blog post). This Fin Whale we saw in the pack ice at 81º North, really far north for these whales. In this picture I really wanted the ice in the background, to show the Arctic surroundings of the whale.

 

One comment on “Whales”

  1. Mooi met het ijs er nog bij, geeft wat extra’s.


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