2016: Best Humpback Whales Photos - maui-mike
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(Frame 3 of 4) This immature adult Humpback whale literally jumped into my camera's viewfinder! Although the M/V VOYAGER was surrounded by whales at this moment, all those I was tracking were more than 500 yards out from the boat, and there was no indication of a whale this close (within 100-150 yards) to the boat. Note the light coating of barnacles on her chin plate and the leading edges of her pectoral fins.

Ma'alaea Bay, Maui. 16 January 2016
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon “L” Series EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
ISO 400 — Focal Length 300.0 mm (485.6 mm in 35mm)
Aperture : f/6.3
Exposure Time: 0.0005s (1/2000)

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