First Breach


Early into an exclusive sunset whale watching cruise off the coast of Sydney, this humpback whale treated us to quite a spectacle as it breached the water during its southern migration.

This was only my second attempt at whale photography, and though sheer luck, I was able to capture a frame-filling image of this humpback whale frolicking in the cool waters.

Whale photography is extremely challenging, as not only do whales tend not to indicate when they are likely to breach, but it is not possible to know exactly where a breach will occur.

Published on Sunday, 1 October, 2017.


Date Sunday, 1 October, 2017
Time 5:02pm
Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/8
Shutter Speed 1/1,250th of a second
ISO 400
Exposure Mode Aperture Priority
Subject Distance 17.80m




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