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Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)

I have never seen humpbacks do this before. The whale would come up tail first and flick water on the surface. The guide book suggested it help drive food into denser groups. We didn't see it come up like bubble net feeding. We were anchored, it was late and far from the whale so these images are what I got.

Camera: Nikon D850
Date: Thursday, July 13th, 2023 at 7:55 PM
Exposure: 1/1250 sec at f2.8
Exposure Compensation: 839 ev
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 400mm f2.8G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR
With cropping (you see 6% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 1611mm lens on a 35mm camera
Scientific Name: species related to Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)
Tag: marine mammal, triptych
Larger image: 1999 x 714
Raw image: 2800 x 1000

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