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16 days ago (2019-11-04 10:30:18)

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Blackfish⁣⁣
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I am not a good enough swimmer to even contemplate photographing orcas underwater, but even if I was, I doubt I would be any good at this genre of photography. In fact, to be entirely candid, I would be dreadful.⁣⁣
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In the meantime, I have huge respect for @paulnicklen whose portfolio of underwater work with orcas shows a constant commitment to the pursuit of excellence. He is in a league of his own.⁣⁣
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The problem of photographing orcas on the surface from a boat is simply the angle of view - which is normally down and therefore not ideal . The further away , the less the issue , but we want to be quite close - which from a regulation perspective points to Norway .

These last few days in the arctic fjords of northern Norway, I have been trying some new methods of getting low. None of them are perfect and they require a great captain to find the balance between safety and opportunity. This relationship between the crew and the film team is critical - there needs to be trust both ways
The low winter light this morning was perfect and there was enough swell for the cameras to almost be at surface level at certain moments. Then it is all down to luck and quick reactions. It is one of nature’s great offerings to see a big bull orca swimming at speed towards the camera.⁣⁣
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I think that this is about as hard as any work we do. It’s full on .

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@la_voyageuse_ posted 16 days ago

Powerful

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@viajeropatagonico posted 16 days ago

Maravillosas

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@gthin8052 posted 16 days ago

❤️❤️❤️

kpadole Profile
@kpadole posted 16 days ago

Excellent

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@butler.tim44 posted 16 days ago

👏👏👏👏👏👏

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@hamiltonunderwater posted 15 days ago

and believe me David ... Orcas are easy ones ... 😉 They are smart , and certainly no threat to humans.... it can get so much harder than that ...

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@nikkiparisi posted 15 days ago

😍😍😍😍😍😍

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@noaneal posted 15 days ago

😍

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@robert_lewis_c0llins posted 15 days ago

Stunning.. the mood and the emotion it invokes ❤️🔥

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@raymondjagerphotography posted 15 days ago

Yeah, @paulnicklen is a real hero in arctic water. His book stand next to your books in our shelf 🤘🏼♠️

vivdowney Profile
@vivdowney posted 15 days ago

Great shot from above

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@bustperls10 posted 15 days ago

❤️

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@thejourney_and_thedestination posted 15 days ago

Great photo. 💙Would love to visit Norway someday and watch these orcas. Would be interesting to see how we they differ from the orcas around Vancouver Island. Beautiful, beautiful animals. 👍🏻

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@cfi07 posted 15 days ago

👏❤️🔥beautiful shot. Envy envy!

cbadmag Profile
@cbadmag posted 15 days ago

Beautiful work

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@frostybluewave posted 15 days ago

I’ve always wanted to see one of these bad boys up close! Such spectacular and fascinating animals 🙌🏾 killer shot!

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@kmeykmeyk posted 15 days ago

You totally nailed it David! I was there last year and you described the situation Justs I perfect. Thanks for sharing all your amazing work🤗🙌🏼

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@andreashinzer posted 15 days ago

This guys are so impressive- and smart. Great picture 👍

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@brownhillphotography.art posted 14 days ago

Wow beautiful capture David 😎👍🏼

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@lupita.ferrer.9250 posted 14 days ago

👏🏻💙💗💗💗💗👏🏻

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@autumnforestphotography posted 14 days ago

Gorgeous!

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@maginbeeld posted 11 days ago

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@olcracker posted 10 days ago

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