My boat Snoopy is all waxed and shiny, ready for the season here in Campbell River, British Columbia. We just had our first day of boating, and our first day of seeing whales too!
What luck to see them on the first day out. Just like how the eagles came to greet us on our first land day, the orcas came to greet us on our first day on the ocean.
This one even swam upside down, I think he wanted me to rub his belly!
This must be a sign of great things to come!
I made all of these images with my Canon 7D and my 400mm lens, which I love for wildlife photography.
I’ve come to realize that when photographing the Orca, if they are not jumping out of the water and I’m only going to get fins in the image, the background is critical. Backgrounds are always important, but in these images, it really adds a sense of place.