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Humpback Fishing in Fog
by Jenny_Stevens

This was taken early in the morning off the northern coast of Vancouver Island. The fog was a major deterrent in capturing a crisp shot. This is a singleton Humpback Whale 'bubble net fishing'. This is usually done is groups. The whale dives and releases a circle of bubbles that trap the herring inside and then he comes up the center of the circle with herring spilling out and being swallowed as well from that mouth. Amazing behavior to watch.

Earlier this year:

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Jenny_Stevens commented on "Colours" 2016-12-08 1:06pm

Terrific capture Sheri. Love Victoria, such a gorgeous place. The water in this shot is magical.

hmellon commented on "Colours" 2016-12-07 12:11am

Nice capture, Sheri! Love the eye contact and tones of the water. I have very fond memories of Beacon Hill Park, it's the jewel of Victoria in my opinion.. such a varied landscape and so much to see.

Sheri Rypstra commented on "Proudly Retired" 2016-12-06 4:51pm

Love this! Well shot and processed!

Sheri Rypstra commented on "Dinner time!" 2016-12-06 4:49pm

Perfectly wonderful capture!

Sheri Rypstra commented on "Stormy day" 2016-12-06 4:42pm

Superb! Wayne is right!

Sheri Rypstra commented on "First Snowfall" 2016-12-06 4:40pm

Beautiful portrait! Wonderful eye contact, and the snow is a beautiful finishing touch!

Sheri Rypstra commented on "Long Lake in Winter, Nanaimo BC" 2016-12-06 4:38pm

Wow! Nicely done!! Love the comp. and the mood you have captured here!

Sheri Rypstra commented on "on the alert" 2016-12-06 4:36pm

Sweet family capture!

Sheri Rypstra commented on "Handstand!" 2016-12-06 4:36pm

Awesome action capture!

Sheri Rypstra commented on "I'll Getcha !" 2016-12-06 4:24pm

What a fun shot and moment you have caught here Jenny! Too cute!