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Elusive Image Photography • View topic - Day 4 - Whales and Seals

Day 4 - Whales and Seals

In Sept. 10, 2009, I lead a photo tour to western Canada for the purpose of photographing grizzly bears, black bears, whales, eagles, and fascinating landscapes. For future check http://www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com.

Day 4 - Whales and Seals

Postby jamesfc on Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:03 pm

Although the lack of bears at Trapper RIck's was a disappointment - we hoped to photograph Orcas the next day. Imagine our surprise when not a single orca was to be seen, but we did get a close encounter with a pod of 14 humpbacked whales! However, we spent most of the morning looking for the Orcas we stopped by a colony of stellar seals.
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As the weather began to deteriorate and a gentle rain began to fall, we stopped by Telegraph Cove for some warm refreshments and found an old deteriorating Dodge truck - not exactly wildlife - but really visually interesting!
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Old Dodge
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After leaving Telegraph Cove, we ran into the humpbacks - 14 of them!! Several surfaced right next to our small boat.
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Re: Day 4 - Whales and Seals

Postby pennylane1284 on Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:50 pm

What great shots! You're so lucky to have gotten those pictures (especially of the whale; great timing!).
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Re: Day 4 - Whales and Seals

Postby jamesfc on Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:27 am

Thank you! Sadly, we have not been able to work out a deal with any of the lodges on Vancouver Island to run a regular trip, and now Jason Hahn has a great location in Alaska - check www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com !
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