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, I enjoyed the abundant natural beauty this area of Alaska has to offer. In this case, clients on another Waterfall boat take a break from fishing to capture images of the whale just off their starboard side. The humpback was not competition for the fisherman as it filter feeds and can’t handle the larger fish we were after.


Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/200
Altitude Sea Level

For a while I am going to ask for your assistance in helping those in Nepal rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust the inept and corrupt government to help where it is needed most.

I am going to focus on two non-profits I know have ties in the country (read: employees with families who understand where funds can help the most) for my pleas for assistance.

The first is Planeterra, a non-profit run by G Adventures. The second is the Paldorje Sherpa Foundation run by Sherpa Adventure Gear. Both of these charities are run by their parent company, who covers all their overhead so that 100% of donations go to those in need. Both of these companies do the right thing and care for the people of Nepal greatly. Both have funds set up specifically to help quake victims.

Please consider donating today.


Photograph Copyright 2015 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

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