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Jun 14, 2014 14:14 |  #1

Took a trip to Monterey last weekend and decided to go on a whale watching tour before leaving. Was able to see a lot of cool things while also nearly puking all over the boat. Never have been sea sick before, but when sitting in the ocean being tossed all over, it took it's toll on me. Didn't throw up, but it's probably the closest I've been to doing so.

Regardless, I was able to capture this breach of a humpback whale and it made up for it all. Needless to say, never again without lots of ginger and tons of sickness pills.

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Jun 14, 2014 14:19 |  #2

Well it was worth it to get that shot, it's great! I know all about sea sickness.....ever try the wrist bands?


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Jun 14, 2014 14:26 |  #3

Thank you. I didn't actually try anything because I've never had an issue before. Granted it's been a few years since I've been on a boat, which might have been the issue, but in the past I never needed anything.



  
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Jun 14, 2014 14:49 |  #4

Great shot!! Thats a "Wall Hanger" for sure!




  
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Jun 14, 2014 19:36 |  #5

Lovely breach!! We went last month, saw lots of whales & dolphins but no breaches that day....


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Jun 14, 2014 21:50 |  #6

What power, Very nice


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Jun 15, 2014 09:15 |  #7

Fantastic shot, well done even with sea sickness.
I love seeing these magnificent mammals up close. We are whale watching again this year in South Africa to see Southern Right Whales.
I got lots of tail pictures last year but wasn't lucky enough to get one breaching so close, there were several right out at sea.

Thank you for sharing.




  
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Jun 16, 2014 00:40 |  #8

Very nice. If you get sea sick did you take Dramamine or anything before? I dive and get seasick often. If you take it, take it the night before you go out.




  
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Jun 16, 2014 02:29 |  #9

Worth the sea-sickness for that shot :)

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Jun 17, 2014 10:45 |  #10

Wall hanger time... really wonderful shot


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Jun 17, 2014 15:56 |  #11

Awesome shot. He sure has a lot of barnacles on his face.


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Jun 19, 2014 14:33 |  #12

Incredible shot. How do you time something like that? do you have a bit of a warning? or were you just looking at the right spot at the right time.


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Jun 21, 2014 21:08 |  #13

Gaarryy wrote in post #16981876 (external link)
Incredible shot. How do you time something like that? do you have a bit of a warning? or were you just looking at the right spot at the right time.

It was my first time whale watching, so really to me, it was just patience with the camera ready. From what I could tell, they would go under the water at a faster, more slanted rate before they would come up to breach (but I could just be fooling myself).

There were whales on both sides of the boat, and instead of running around chasing, I just held my ground and waited, and eventually boom. I was able to capture it. I did fail twice, but as they say, third times a charm!



  
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Jun 21, 2014 22:44 |  #14

Lovely shot.



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Jun 23, 2014 11:16 |  #15

Although I hate being nauseous to be able to see and capture this, I think I would take it!




  
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