Posts Tagged ‘whale’

Camera Drone Captures Gorgeous Video of a Dolphin Stampede and Whales Migrating

We started off the day with some good news for drone photographers (and Amazon), and so we thought we’d send you off into the weekend with some spectacular drone footage. Read more…

Humpback Whale Smacks Diver’s Camera in Seriously Close Call

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The squeaks and grunts whales make are still mysterious, but at least now we know what whale-speak is for “Get that thing out of my face!” That would be thanks to diver/photographer Chris Coates, who had a close encounter of the paparazzi kind while observing humpback whales off the eastern coast of Africa recently. Read more…

Divers Capture What It’s Like to Almost Get Eaten by a Massive Whale

If you’re afraid of swimming in the ocean due to a fear of the unknown below you, you might want to skip over the post. A group of divers off the coast of California got a scare recently when they had an extremely close call with large humpback whales. They almost found themselves in the mouths of the feeding whales, and multiple cameras were there to capture what happened (note: the video above contains some strong language).
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Photographing the World’s Biggest Shark

Here’s a short and sweet video in which underwater photographer and filmmaker Tom Campbell tells of an experience he had photographing a whale shark, the world’s largest fish.
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Caught on Camera: Surprise Underwater Encounter with a Humpback Whale

Want to photograph or film a humpback whale underwater? Try listening for its “song.” The video above, uploaded by YouTube user westh2o, shows a surprise underwater encounter he and a group of divers had with a large humpback whale back in October 2011 (the actual encounter is at 3m20s).
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Photographer Captures a Battle Between Killer Whales and Sperm Whales

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Last month, photographer Shawn Heinrichs spent 9 days at sea off the coast of Sri Lanka in search of blue whales. Although the trip ended without any photographs of blue whales, Heinrichs and his team did manage to capture a world’s first: photographs of an epic battle between killer whales and sperm whales.
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Amazing Photo of a Humpback Whale Breaching a Boat Length Away

While working as a fishing guide in Tofino, British Columbia, Matthew Thornton captured this wild photograph of a humpback whale calf leaping out of the water an extremely short distance away (estimated at 10-30 feet). In his submission to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Thornton writes,

On our way in from fishing for halibut we noticed a few humpback whales playing in the distance and we stopped part way in to watch. It was quite an experience to see something completely airborne so close to the boat. The lucky thing was I got the photo I submitted. A fellow boat also got a picture of the whale close to mid air and it was also all caught on video. Was an amazing day.

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Photographing a 45-Foot-Long Whale

It’s always fun listening to photographers recount once-in-a-lifetime experiences that lead to once-in-a-lifetime photographs. In this short National Geographic video, photographer Brian Skerry describes what it was like to get up close and personal with a 45-foot-long whale. We only wish there was a little video to go along with his wonderful storytelling!