Just Below the Surface

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    We got a pretty close pass at one point, and I managed to predict it, and thus be ready to capture a picture. What I hadn't initally anticipated, though, was that I would actually see the approach through the water.

    I don't know the ID of this orca... if I figure it out, I'll update.

    edit: thank you all for making this one of my top-3 most favorited images on flickr!

    KellBailey, Aytena, and 267 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Marhi_226 109 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic shot! I love a texture of water and little wave made by whale!

      I think this orca is impossible to ID - do this by eyepatch only is very hard, especially more when eyepatch is still under water.

    2. greatgrowler 109 months ago | reply

      Superb capture!

    3. Co.1776 [deleted] 104 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Things IN Water, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. Jvr.mm 100 months ago | reply

      Awesome = P

    5. richirik [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      You are invited!
      timing!
      Timing!

    6. Leon Puplett 96 months ago | reply

      this is pretty incredible! such a smooth ripple over it's nose!

    7. Aristocrats-hat 93 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot!!!

    8. Mayrock . . . [deleted] 93 months ago | reply

      I've never seen an Orca image of this sort -- most photos seem to catch them breaching. Hauntingly beautiful to see it gliding under the surface!

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    10. ho_maki 81 months ago | reply

      so pretty!

    11. Hector de Corazón 78 months ago | reply

      this is amazing, the texture of the water and of course the lovely orca just beneath. excellent job on your part, for predicting his/her path!

      of course, photos of wild animals greatly outweigh any photos of captive animals!

    12. A. Spence 77 months ago | reply

      Love the texture on the surface of the water. Excellent photo.

    13. ringtailedlemur 73 months ago | reply

      fabulous photo! well done!

    14. MichelleLegere 67 months ago | reply

      this picture captures my soul...

    15. mlhradio 65 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on receiving more than 5,000 views -- that's quite impressive! Now that you've reached this milestone, you might want to consider graduating this photograph from the 'Views: 3000' group to the 'Views: 5000' group, which can be found here: www.flickr.com/groups/views5000/

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    16. michelleatebor 58 months ago | reply

      Your photo was recently used in a post titled "Killer Whales Really Love Their Moms"
      Check it out here: www.coollikepie.com/3/post/2012/09/where-my-mama.html

    17. Dex Horton Photography 38 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture! I love it!

    18. Vadim Beldiy 3 days ago | reply

      nice, well done !

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