It took probably 70 shots before this perfect one came along on this gorgeous day in Orange County, California. A wonderful afternoon with great friends and truly “great” company in this blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus).
Captain Bob Steffan of Newport Landing Whale Watching gave a great, informative tour; he estimates this blue at 55 feet. Although this was the only whale we saw, I couldn’t have asked for more on my first whale watching trip.
Naturally, we also saw the aftermath of such a feeding dive:
Taken July 10, 2009 aboard the Ocean Explorer off of Newport Beach, California, using a Canon PowerShot A610.
(and no, the whale poop photo was not published in the paper… just the whale tail…)