The proximity of the whales to the coast is somewhat rare and these events can create a very dangerous situation, which viewers might ascertain by Bouton's images, captured from the road with a 700-milimeter lens and posted on his Flickr page.Photo by Bill Bouton. Boaters, paddlers enjoy amazingly close humpback whale encounter. via .grindtv.com Whales Watches, Kayaks, Close Encount, Whales Feeding, Humpback Whales, Whales Encount, Photo, California Coast, California Beaches
Bill Bouton, a retired biology instructor, was having little success photographing birds along the California coast Saturday, but fortunately a small pod of humpback whales arrived to save the day. Bouton's incredible images, captured off San Luis Obispo, show the mammals lunge-feeding a mere stone's throw from shore--and much closer to boaters, kayakers, and paddlers.
Two years later, alien-like sea creature gains Internet stardom Rare creatures are deceivingly swift Among the more bizarre-looking visitors to California waters this summer are Mola molas, or ocean sunfish, which are being seen in unusually high numbers. But it's a stunning photograph of one of these gentle giants that appears to be getting the most attention. The image, captured off San Diego by Daniel Botelho, became an instant hit after being posted last week on his Facebook page.
Humpback Whale - so graceful and beautiful.
Humpback Whale, Sea of Cortez (Reminds me of the vision I had in the mid 90's - following the whale, when it breaches the water, we emerge out in space with the earth a blue marble below. Whale is the record keeper & facilitates emotional clarity.)