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Rare view of a blue whale raising its tail during a dive  Blue whales are so large that you only very rarely see their tail during a dive, unlike the humpback whales that routinely raise their tails when diving.  Off Isla Carmen, Sea of Cortez    Its a fun challenge trying to get good photos of sea mammals since where and when they surface is quite unpredictable.  Sometimes, when the water conditions are calm, you can see them underwater, just before they surface, as a distortion on the surface of the water - that results in the best shots.   A collage of the sequence of the tail raise can be seen here, along with some blue whale, humpback whale and dolphin shots: http://goo.gl/seZWws  30/07/14 www.allenfotowild.com
Port Townsend Marina
The  Dingle lighthouse is maintained by Dingle Harbour Commissioners and was built in 1885 for a total cost of €747.88. Its purpose is to guide boats to the seaward of the Crow Rock which may be seen off Eask Tower to the west.  There is a nice walk from the Skellig Hotel out to the lighthouse which follows the edge of the harbour.
Small Spreadwing Damselfly One of many along the paths of the Danube Island.
One more rodeo shot - I observed that the bronc riders have two different styles.  The style shown here where the cowboy sits more or less upright on the horse.  In the other style, the cowboy lies back along the horse's back and seems to try to stay that way for the entire eight seconds.  The horses also had their styles.  In the style shown here, the horse kicks its back heels way up into the air; other horses liked to jump straight up into the air with all four feet off the ground at once.  Also, many horses kept bucking for quite a while after the rider was off.  At the end of the eight second ride, two other fellas on horseback would get on either side of the rider on the bronc and the rider would grab onto on of the other men and pull himself off the bucking bronc.  This actually seemed to be quite an intricate maneuver requiring a lot of skill on the part of the other two cowboys and their horses.  Thanks for the comments on my shot of the floating stairs at the federal building.  I sure appreciate you all taking the time to stop by and check out my photos.  As usual, the week is flying by.  Hope you have a great Thursday!
Rare view of a blue whale raising its tail during a dive

Blue whales are so large that you only very rarely see their tail during a dive, unlike the humpback whales that routinely raise their tails when diving. Off Isla Carmen, Sea of Cortez

Its a fun challenge trying to get good photos of sea mammals since where and when they surface is quite unpredictable. Sometimes, when the water conditions are calm, you can see them underwater, just before they surface, as a distortion on the surface of the water - that results in the best shots.

A collage of the sequence of the tail raise can be seen here, along with some blue whale, humpback whale and dolphin shots: http://goo.gl/seZWws

30/07/14 http://www.allenfotowild.com

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Rare view of a blue whale raising its tail during a dive  Blue whales are so large that you only very rarely see their tail during a dive, unlike the humpback whales that routinely raise their tails when diving.  Off Isla Carmen, Sea of Cortez    Its a fun challenge trying to get good photos of sea mammals since where and when they surface is quite unpredictable.  Sometimes, when the water conditions are calm, you can see them underwater, just before they surface, as a distortion on the surface of the water - that results in the best shots.   A collage of the sequence of the tail raise can be seen here, along with some blue whale, humpback whale and dolphin shots: http://goo.gl/seZWws  30/07/14 www.allenfotowild.com
Rare view of a blue whale raising its tail during a dive

Blue whales are so large that you only very rarely see their tail during a dive, unlike the humpback whales that routinely raise their tails when diving. Off Isla Carmen, Sea of Cortez

Its a fun challenge trying to get good photos of sea mammals since where and when they surface is quite unpredictable. Sometimes, when the water conditions are calm, you can see them underwater, just before they surface, as a distortion on the surface of the water - that results in the best shots.

A collage of the sequence of the tail raise can be seen here, along with some blue whale, humpback whale and dolphin shots: http://goo.gl/seZWws

30/07/14 http://www.allenfotowild.com

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