March 25, 2016 by Stephen Bentley
Whale of a Time – FavFotoFriday
Friday again! Tempus Fugit! Weekends are synonymous with having a whale of a time so what better subject than whales for this week’s #FavFotoFriday?
A customary thanks once more to Sandy of Scribbles and Musings for inspiring this weekly feature. You will hear more of Sandy over the weekend!
These pictures were all shot on a whale watching trip off Cape Cod. It was an eventful day especially when a whale actually did appear. It brightened up what was otherwise a gray day. It was a typical sunless North Atlantic day and reminded me of being back in the UK.
It was a humpback whale. This is what National Geographic has to say: Humpbacks are powerful swimmers, and they use their massive tail fin, called a fluke, to propel themselves through the water and sometimes completely out of it. These whales, like others, regularly leap from the water, landing with a tremendous splash. Scientists aren’t sure if this breaching behavior serves some purpose, such as cleaning pests from the whale’s skin, or whether whales simply do it for fun.
The above shot was shot in color. The grays and black and white effect were down to the weather!
The one disappointment during the day was that I did not witness a full breach. I had the settings on my camera ready for that but alas …
I think the shot above gives the viewer some idea of the size of a whale.
This picture above was taken shortly before it disappeared. It was waving goodbye!
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