Thar She Blows!

Breaching whale off the coast of Barbados, shot from the Cool Runnings catamaran.
Camera: Canon PowerShot G10 | Date: 24-04-2012 18:03 | ISO: 80 | Exp. bias: 0 EV | Exp. Time: 1/1000s | Aperture: 4.0 | Focal Length: 10.8mm (~49.6mm)

The wildlife on a Barbados trip is usually pretty predictable: lizards, turtles, monkeys, flying fish, various small birds and fish. This year had already improved on the norm with a couple of hummingbird sightings, but that was before our catamaran trip last Wednesday.

We’d already seen some sign of whales, which are very unusual off the western, Caribbean, coast, earlier in the day, but on the return trip they put on a real show for us. I managed to get this shot of one of them breaching right out of the water. Not bad for a grab shot with my camera still in its waterproof housing and on its underwater settings, if I do say so myself…

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