Boaters get a thrill.

Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, feeding at a "bait ball" at Port San Luis, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA.

 

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  • BaeYongHyun 3y

    Amazing and beautiful and Fantastic photo!!
  • Barry Hamilton 3y

    Very, VERY cool shot!!!
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    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • morrisroos PRO 3y

    WOW. This is amazing. Wonderful capture.
  • James A. Crawford PRO 3y

    Bill, Congratulations on your Fantastic image making SLO Coast Journal for September, 2012.
  • Juliana Salcedo PRO 3y

    Beautiful shot, Bill!
  • Dragon Master PRO 3y

    Congratulations from DM's Lair! This photo placed in the top five for the Best Image Rank placed in the Group for the previous month (see here for more details).

    (Seen in DM's Lair, a treasure trove of images.)
  • María Serrano 3y

    Amazing!
  • sylva maxim CZ 3y

    Hello Bill, greetings from Czech MAXIM magazine! congrats to this amazing picture! We would love to buy the rights from you and publish in as double page spread in our Dec 12 issue of Czech MAXIM! Will you be so kind and contact me on: tomaskova.sylva@seznam.cz with some addditional information please? I don't know how else to contact you than through this forum:)
    cheers Sylva Tomaskova/picture editor MAXIM, Czech Republic
  • Marcia M Mueller PRO 3y

    Shot of a lifetime! Am I ever jealous! Congratulations!
  • Dragon Master PRO 3y

    Congratulations from DM's Lair! This photo placed in the top five for the Best Image Rank placed in the Group for the year 2012 (see here for more details).

    (Seen in DM's Lair, a treasure trove of images.)
  • coach48 PRO 3y

    (¯`•¸•´¯)Great capture……!I like it....!!
    Complimenti…….. coach…………..
  • GPR06 2y

    Stunning!!!!
  • Maureen Clark PRO 2y

    Bill... You da man bro! I was living in Avila every other weekend, I MISSED that one!
    I am so jealous I missed the shot, but so happy for you! Kudos!!!
  • Elaine Michelle PRO 2y

    Beautiful!
  • bcanepa_photos PRO 2y

    Bill, a bit late, but this really is amazing. However . . . in looking through your portfolio, your bird photos are just enviable and magnificent. Such a pleasure to view so many fine captures. Great inspiration as well as motivation. Thanks for all of this and mostly, the friendship.
  • Brennan Mulrooney PRO 2mo

    I just stumbled onto this shot as I was reading a Ripley's Believe it or Not book to my son. Congrats on all the recognition. The people crying Photoshop are a joke.
  • Bill Bouton PRO 2mo

    Brennan Mulrooney Thanks Brennan. I only wish I had the kind of Photoshop skills required in order to move and add features in and to images. I know Ripley's purchased the image, but I never got to see it and don't know what the text says that goes with it.
  • Karol Franks PRO 2mo

    Bill Bouton You may find it in this book www.ripleys.com/product/whales-and-dolphins/ or maybe you can write to them to see where it's pupblished www.ripleys.com/contact/
  • loupalangi 2mo

    Saw this hung in breakfast room at kontiki inn. Simply fabulous!!!
  • loupalangi 2mo

    mm.
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    you hybrid
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Taken on August 18, 2012
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