Sunday, 8 November 2009

More Humpback Whales

.....and slightly better photos.

Well I didn't have to wait long for another chance at photographing the whales as more were spotted here this afternoon. There were at least 3 whales, a mother and calf and another adult further out. We also spotted another 2 adults later on. (Possibly the same ones).

As the whales headed east, I moved along the coast hoping to get a better view but they had headed further out to sea. Although too far away for photographs, I had great views through the binoculars of the whales breaching and creating huge splashes.

(Click on photos to enlarge)

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)


  1. Those are "Really Great Whale Photos"! Does your backyard give a view out over a large area of ocean? I guess if you can see whales it must? What camera and lens are you using with the teleconverter?

  2. Great photos and a great place to see whales.

  3. My friends saw some yesterday in Jervis Bay (South Coast NSW), so there are lots more still to come down your way, yet.
    Nice images.

  4. Thanks Mick - We can see some ocean from the house but the backyard goes uphill from where we can see quite a wide area. Those photos were taken from down the road a bit but the whales were spotted from home.

    I'm using a Canon 300D with a 400mm L f5.6 lens and the Canon 1.4x II converter.

    Thanks Neil - This year is the most I've seen.

    Thanks Denis - Looking forwad to seen them. Maybe Migaloo will take a Bass Strait pit stop this year.

  5. I'm enjoying reading you blogs again Mosura.

  6. Thanks Boobook - Glad to hear that.