10-02-13 Fun & Games?

2013 10-02 Fun & Games? by Watertown, South Dakota, photographer Scott Shephard

I don’t normally take requests for this blog – largely because I don’t get them. But yesterday, Brad H, one of the instructors at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, saw me and told me I needed to post more Alaska photos. He said, “You must have more than we’ve seen on your blog!”

The fact is that I do have more but I’m trying to show my versatility by posting other photos. đŸ™‚ But, because Brad asked for one, here’s a whale for you.

We saw many whales on our cruise to southeast Alaska in August but only once did we see one frolicking as this one was. Though “frolic” may not be the right word since experts don’t necessarily agree on why they jump out of the water. Whatever the reason, this young whale put on a heck of a show for us on a day that would have been perfect even if he/she hadn’t shown up.

Canon 5DIII 1/640s f/8.0 ISO250 170mm

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