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Whale season is rapidly coming to an end. I had numerous great encounters this year but have held back from bogging this thread down with too many photos. I'll add a few more now.

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Hello Don,

You never cease to amaze me. You get better and better with your pictures the composition is perfect.
These are a marvelous set of Whale pictures.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

All the best,

Jeff
 
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Post pictures as often as you want Don. I get excited about every bump this thread gets hoping that it is new pictures.

All of the pictures you have posted are amazing and we eagerly await more.





Barry
 
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Great pics Don, very good work. :thumbsup:
Thanks for sharing!
 
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Breath taking pictures Don. Thanks for sharing!
 
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Hi guys,
Well the whales are almost gone now; did see a mom and calf breaching out there a couple days ago but it's time to focus back on the reefs and other critters. I went out a couple days ago with a couple friends and took my camera with fish eye lens since the anticipated subject matter was turtles and up close. like:

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What I never expected to see was a really big tiger shark swimming among the turtles.

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At the time, I was about 50 yards ahead of my friends and by myself. Shooting through the haze at the surface and with fish eye lens was
no way to get a decent shot or do this beautiful shark justice but given it had a girth that looked larger than a 55 gallon drum and being by my lonesome
with no witness I was not inclined to dive down for a closer face to face shot. Once the shark passed by me and seemingly showing some interest in the turtles which
are in its main diet, I did close in and follow it as far as I could until it disappeared in the distance.

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There was a local woman killed while snorkeling by a shark (presumably tiger) about a month ago but I am fairly certain that these occasional shark attacks
are most likely accidents due to poor visibility or some other mistake made by the shark. If they really liked the taste of humans, there would be
many attacks with more body parts consumed and it would be very evident that there was a problem!! None the less, a fish this big demands respect in my opinion!
 
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You are crazy! I guess I am too much of a wimp. Had I seen that shark while swimming, my natural fight or flight instincts would have switched to flight mode!! Impressive pictures!

"fish eye lens" :anyone::twothumbs
 
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Lights made of titanium and balls made of solid brass... Amazing photos Mr. McLeish!
 
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You are crazy! I guess I am too much of a wimp. Had I seen that shark while swimming, my natural fight or flight instincts would have switched to flight mode!! Impressive pictures!

"fish eye lens" :anyone::twothumbs

Yes, I would have reacted the same way. :)

I seem to recall in a program about sharks that they pick up on fear as they have very sophisticated sense organs. I think some research showed that they're also interested when humans urinate!!
 
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Wow, this is just amaaazing! Great (scary) photos Don, that shark is huge and amongst the most dangerous species! I would totally freak out
 
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Great photos Don
 
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Amazing photos, Don.. Third time going through the whole thread :twothumbs
 
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an apparently very pregnant white tipped reef shark:

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Manta is about to pass over a very clean sea turtle:

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So amazing. Very crisp and detailed photos. Some of those fish almost look fake. lol Thanks for posting.
 

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