Seaworld Trainer - Dawn Brancheau

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    This is a picture I took on Christmas day 2009 whilst on holiday with my family in Florida. It was a great show and we were really impressed with the whales and trainers.

    This is Dawn Brancheau who was tragically killed during an accident at the park Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

    Skyelyte, =edgeOfall, orkidluver97, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. zhenneman 62 months ago | reply

      A sad event, but as they say, "live by the sword, die by the sword". Nice shot of her.

    2. Shouka The Orca 62 months ago | reply

      yes, definitely her, beautiful colors! Great shot!

    3. WAPPY AL 62 months ago | reply

      Its a beautiful shot and she had such a great life . Such a shame that it ended the way it did

    4. orkidluver97 62 months ago | reply

      Can I please use this picture as a tribute to Dawn? I will give you full credit, this whole thing is heartbreaking for me. It's taken a toll on all of us. Please get back to me ASAP.

    5. Stu Worrall Photography 62 months ago | reply

      no problem with you using it megan (orkidluver97)

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    6. orkidluver97 62 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much, it means alot to me.

    7. Skyelyte 62 months ago | reply

      Wow!! You are truly lucky to have this gorgeous photo of the trainer that tragically lost her life. The photo gives me the chills! I so hope they get these dangerous animals out of the aquariums. I always felt it was simply crazy that they have them in captivity since these whales absolutely do eat people. Scary, but priceless capture!! Thanks for sharing!!!

      Just a suggestion- I would watermark this photo, and try to protect it from theft. I imagine it could be worth something due to the notoriety of the horrible event....

    8. futureshamutrainer [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      aww.... this is a great shot..... may i use it as a tribute also........ i will give u credit, please get back to me asap.... thank you (:

    9. sybille2 61 months ago | reply


      That´s an excellent photo of Dawn Brancheau! WoW!
      An amazing lovely person and awesome whale trainer.

      That´s her glowing face and unique radiant smile projecting the inmense joy she felt doing what she loved to do.

      Let´s keep her memory alive and continue celebrating her awe-inspiring life!

    10. ShamuFreak08 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tribute to Dawn Brancheau, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Shamufan88 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Rare Captive Orca Photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. whaletails13 25 months ago | reply

      I love the way this photo was captured. Beautiful lighting and colors, it really shows Dawn's life too. Thank you for sharing.

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