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Michel Lamarche

Free Member, St-Bruno-de-Montarville

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Humpback whale breach - Plongeon d'une baleine à bosse

Here is an example of a 40 tons "fish" that fly in the air ... imagine the power it takes... (we have to think about it... without contact of your feet on the floor, have you ever tried to get yourself out of the water even at your belly level?)

This should be the last Humpback whale picture (at least, for a while) I will upload. I'm very happy I had the chance to see such rare events as breaching, tail-slapping, flipper-slapping, etc... I have to say that it was maybe the most impressive event I have ever seen in my life. Now, more than ever, I'm convinced of the importance and urgence to take care of our planet and all its living inhabitants, especially the one that are endangered like the humpback whale, the right whale and the arctic bear... We all have an important role and if we act together, we can improve our future. We must not forget that Humans cannot be safe if the biodiversity is not...

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Happy viewing !

Comments 16

  • Alfred Spectrum 03/26/2008 1:57

    Absolutely awesome!!
    Must have been fantastic to view this.
  • Nicola Fry 09/14/2007 21:07

    Amazing, this is my dream to whale watch i cant wait to get out there with my camera, thanks for shareing.

  • Kenny Jazz 08/27/2007 8:49

    sometimes i dont understand philosophy of this owners of ocean. How they fly out from water or how they making unusual sounds. Think that it is peace of mystery when you think about the planet.
    Flying jets... it is proubably look like submarines !
  • Marie Sp. 08/24/2007 13:42

    excellent timing - whales are simply fascinating - espc in those moments :o)
    greets M@rie
  • aw masry 08/22/2007 20:53

    Lovely the ocean !!!!!!
    Excellent image one !!
    Best regards - aw masry
  • Mr. Saguari 08/22/2007 12:41

    ! ! !
    Sagi :-)
  • Véronique Soulier 08/21/2007 8:45

    Elle faisait vraiment la belle près de vous.. tes souvenirs doivent être incroyablement émouvants, la photo est superbe, bYE vs
  • steffen s... 08/19/2007 13:47

    speechless! pure nature
  • Maria Porter 08/18/2007 14:03

    Amazing timing, Michael!! Just fantastic!!
  • Tom McAlexander 08/18/2007 10:49

    Super shot of this most magnificent of animals. May sonar never damage his ears!!!
  • Lawson McCulloch 08/17/2007 19:56

    A really excellent shot.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Geoff Ashton 08/17/2007 19:34

    that must be something you allways will remember
    lovly foto too
    cheers geoff
  • Michael Henderson 08/17/2007 19:12

    Excellent !!!
  • Anja Kosubek 08/17/2007 18:27

    Amazing...that rocks!
  • Luc Grollie 08/17/2007 18:09

    yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh !!!!!!
    lucky for us you were always watching the wright !!!!
  • N i N a ² 08/17/2007 15:36

    wonderful wildlife shot, must be an amazing adventure. all my envy and facination is with you :))) nina