Thar she blows!

Discussion in 'Sony' started by BobA, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. BobA

    BobA New Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Forster NSW Australia
    These photos were taken yesterday a few miles off the coast of eastern Australia as the annual whale migration to warmer breeding grounds to the north commenced. They give birth and head south with their new borns later in the year but much closer to the shore. They seem to enjoy having boats out there and they often put on displays coming close to the boats, and often under, by choice. Not much time to frame the shots but I had a 5% hit rate. DSC00892.JPG DSC00893.JPG DSC00875.JPG DSC00876 - Version 2.JPG DSC00878.JPG DSC00916.JPG DSC00917.JPG DSC00918.JPG DSC00886.JPG DSC00887.JPG
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  2. Nicely done! The only time I've been whale watching was at Port Stephens... and the nearest whale was about a mile away, we saw it breach once and that was that. all in all quite disappointing. Maybe time to go again. These shots are great, IMO. Its hard to get the timing right, 5% is pretty good :)
  3. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    I was lucky enough to be in Byron Bay (Australia's most eastern point) when the whales were doing the return trip back south you speak of.....its was incredible how close to the shoreline they swam, and with a large number of dolphins in escort too.

    Beautiful part of the world and can't wait to get back up there next summer.
  4. So gonna do a whale trip one day.

    Thanks for sharing.
  5. impressive shots!
    I've only ever seen grey whales from the shore - would love to get this close at some point.
  6. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Looks like you had a lifetime fun experience there!