Top 200 Photos: #150

Out onto the Pacific for today’s Top 200 Photo.

photo #150 is:
Mother Whale Jumping out of the Water

I’d never seen a whale in the wild before, so I knew we HAD to take advantage of the humpback whales who come to Hawaii for the winter. We went out on a lunch cruise to go see some whales. The only disappointing thing (which is not mentioned in the brochures) is that you can only get within 100 yards of the whales. That’s a whole football field away! And I didn’t have my Sigma 120-400 (link to B&H) yet, so this is the closest I could get to the whale. At least we got lucky and this mother jumped out. She was teaching her kid how to slap the water and other things and at first I thought we’d just see fins and tails.

4 responses to “Top 200 Photos: #150”

    • true. I wonder if it could have done harm to that boat. The regulations are more to keep from stressing out the whales

  1. Warning: Don’t go on a lunch cruise esp when it’s windy. I puked up my whole lunch towards the end. :X

    • which was especially annoying because they advertised that those boats were especially made to keep you from getting seasick