Photo Of The Day – Eye of the Whale

Title: Eye of the Whale Location: Sea of Cortes, Mexico, North America Description: The gray whales in Magdalena Bay on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico can be downright curious. With our motor off, this baby gray whale, born maybe a month before our visit, was visiting boat after Continue Reading →

Video Of the Day – Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales

Title: Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales Location: Frederick Sound, Alaska, USA, North America (Find it here on a map) Description: Bubblenet feeding is great to watch because it tells you where the whales will surface. I’ll admit I’m not a cinematographer so this video is a little raw, but look Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Bellowing Humpback Whale

Title: Bellowing Humpback Whale Location: Frederick Sound, Alaska, USA, North America (Find it here on a map) Description: I have never heard a whale make this sound before. Granted, I’m not the foremost specialists in whale sounds, but I have spent about 14 days of my life watching Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Close Whale Encounter

Title: Close Whale Encounter Location: Off the coast of Noyes Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Last week I had the joy of teaching a Summer Solstice Workshop (and shooting some of my own photos) at Waterfall Resort in Alaska. While I am not much of a fisherman, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Backflopping Humpback Whale

Title: Backflopping Humpback Whale Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description:While the pretty glaciers and mountains have their draw, for me the joy of an UnCruise sailing in Alaska is whales and more whales. And the (legally) close proximity we enjoy.

Photo Of The Day – Icy Strait Symmetry

Title: Icy Strait Symmetry Location: Icy Strait, Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Taken while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures, a humpback whale heads under our ship so close I can seemingly reach a hand and touch it. While this image was shot with my standard 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Whale At Sunset

Title:Breaching Whale At Sunset Location: Gulf of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico Description: While the rest of the guests aboard our UnCruise Adventures sailing were facinated with breaching whales off the bow, I took the time to look behind us as I have a thing for layered mountains. Continue Reading →

Join Me Aboard The UnCruise Adventures Safari Endeavour To Learn Photography In Remote Alaska

I am honored and thrilled to announce I will be once again joining forces with UnCruise Adventures to teach photography aboard the Safari Endeavour. This is not the hard-core trekking in the mountains trip I have run in Nepal in the past, this is a luxury small boat Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset Location: Gulf Of Mexico, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (23°7’1″ N 109°25’15” W) Description: The golden light from a setting sun captures the spray thrown off by a breaching humpback whale off the coast of Baja California Sur in the Gulf Of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)

 Title: Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) Location: Chatham Strait, Alaska, USA, North America (57°48’52” N  134°56’43” W) Description: Along the inside waters of Southeast Alaska each summer there congregates large numbers of humpback whales looking to fatten up before heading south in the winter for breeding and calving groups Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale – Alaska

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale – Alaska Location: Alaska, USA, North America Description: Every summer humpback whales head to the waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage to feed. The nutrient rich waters help the animals grow before they head South to breed and calve in the warm waters of Hawaii Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: A breaching humpback whale makes a graceful arch while playing in the waters of Alaska. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 400mm L Shutter Speed 1/4000 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 200 Focal Length 400mm Click HERE to Continue Reading →

Experiencing Humpback Whale Bubblenet Feeding

You hear the gasps of fellow passengers before you hear the commotion from the water. “There!! Over there!” “Oh, wow!” “They’re doing it again. Did you catch that?” It’s our fourth day on the water and it is here, in Icy Strait, Alaska, that I first experience bubblenet Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Humpback Going Under

Title: Humpback Going Under Location: Icy Straight, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Icy Straight is known as a favorite feeding ground for whales as currents from the open Pacific Ocean bring nutrient rich waters into the Inside Passage. We spotted at least 20 whales in various locations, feeding Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Jumping For Joy

Title: Jumping For Joy Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: After an hour of bubble feeding in the cold waters north of Sitka, Alaska, this grown whale breached a half dozen times before we motored out of site. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey

Join Me In Alaska

I’m happy to announce another travel photography workshop opportunity. This time we will be plying the icy waters of Alaska as we spend 8 days and 7 nights watching whales, seals and bears in their natural habitat. We’ll be wined and dined with fresh, local meals and a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Orca Headstand

Title: Orca Headstand Location: San Juan Islands, Washington, USA Description: An Orca whale performs a headstand (not your average, traditional breach) near the San Juan Islands in Whatcom County, Washington. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to purchase this photo or license it? Email me.   Continue Reading →