Our Gray Whale

© Karen Celella

Our Gray Whale

Jack Gaskin 3/25/2011 4:24:54 AM

WOW (repeat several hundred times)


Jack #1363966

Jeff Robinson 3/25/2011 4:41:44 AM

Great moment captured Karen! #9316235

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/25/2011 4:52:59 AM

Oh my gosh, this is amazing, Karen! Love her expression! #9316303

Michelle Alton 3/25/2011 5:35:08 AM

What a superb capture of the brilliant moment, Karen! #9316454

Danny B. Head 3/25/2011 6:23:35 AM

Wow, what a great experience! #9316565

Carol L. Fowler 3/25/2011 1:06:25 PM

Amazing experience! What a capture! #9317207

Carolyn J. Connolly 3/25/2011 6:40:48 PM

A totally outstanding capture here, Karen!! Wow, what an awe-inspiring hour you all were privileged to spend interacting with this gentle giant of the seas!! :o) #9317629

Craig D. Minton 3/25/2011 9:42:31 PM

Wonderful shot, Karen! I hope you are able to visit the Mission San Ignacio while your there. This oasis in the Baja desert is special to me as well. #9317698

Janet McNeil 3/26/2011 4:54:03 PM

A beautiful series you have going!! Great capture!! #9318967

Rona L. Schwarz 3/28/2011 9:49:25 PM

This is my favorite - it's very well captured - great detail in the whale and wonderful expressions! Whales are so intelligent and have such amazing societies and family life - it certainly seems they are as fascinated with us and we are with them! #9323178

Karen Celella 3/29/2011 11:58:49 AM

Thank you for visiting and leaving good words. Yes, it was a privileged adventure. We did visit the Mission, salt flats and saw six hours of landscape while driving to the lagoon. #9324297

Ellen Hodges 3/30/2011 8:58:12 PM

Wonderful capture of such a wonderful experience, Karen!!! #9327268

Kathy Salerni 4/26/2011 7:16:55 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful well-deserved Finalist, Karen! #9371041

Ellen Hodges 4/26/2011 8:36:44 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Karen!! #9371469

Rona L. Schwarz 4/26/2011 8:51:18 PM

So happy to see this with silver, Karen! One of my favorites! You even have me thinking of going there...CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Finalist, and good luck in the next round! #9371521

Memoriee G. Sconce 4/26/2011 9:45:19 PM

Congratulations, Wish I could have been with you.
Memoriee #9371693

Bojan Bencic 4/26/2011 11:27:58 PM

Great shot, Karen. Congratulations on your finalist! #9371875

Renee Doyle 4/27/2011 12:56:00 AM

Amazing moment and capture Karen! Congratulations! #9372034

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/27/2011 5:12:04 AM

Happy to see this as a Finalist, Karen! Congrats! #9372510

Patricia Seidler 4/27/2011 6:02:21 AM

Congratulations Karen. Great finalist! #9372686

Kim Andelkovic 4/27/2011 6:21:16 AM

Congratulations Karen.......awesome finalist :-) good luck in the next round :-) #9372791

Carla Capra 4/27/2011 6:24:59 AM

Hi Karen;
Congratulations and wishing you the best.
;) CC #9372810

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/27/2011 6:39:37 AM

Congrats Karen on this wonderful Finalist! #9372878

Terry Cervi 4/27/2011 6:42:50 AM

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Karen!! #9372888

Robert R. Goodman 4/27/2011 7:53:24 AM

A big Congratulations,Karen.Beautiful capture!!! #9373182

Tammy M. Anderson 4/27/2011 8:02:28 AM

Congrats Karen. Great finalist. #9373239

Leslie McLain 4/27/2011 8:10:10 AM

Congrats on an amazing finalist, Karen. #9373282

Carol Eade 4/27/2011 8:10:23 AM

What an experience and capture, Karen, congratulations! #9373283

Debra R. Harder 4/27/2011 8:19:55 AM

This is an amazing image you captured, Karen!! This moment is absolutely priceless! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist! Deb #9373323

Patti Coblentz 4/27/2011 10:15:23 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Karen! #9373694

Phyllis H. Burchett 4/27/2011 12:07:38 PM

Congrats on this amazing finalist Karen! What an experience that must have been. #9373942

Deborah Jahier 4/27/2011 12:09:49 PM

Congratulations on this great capture being chosen as a Finalist. It makes one feel like their right there with you. Thats the difference between taking a picture and photographing a moment!

Merna L. Nobile 4/27/2011 2:50:53 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Joannie Bertucci 4/27/2011 3:20:49 PM

Karen, you've captured one amazing moment we all wish we could have experienced, thank you for sharing the excitement! Congratulations on your amazing finalist! #9374536

Freddy Bland 4/27/2011 4:16:44 PM

It gives me goosebumps to think about how awesome this must have been! For sure a forever memory! Awesome capture and Finalist!!! #9374707

Jeff Robinson 4/27/2011 4:20:03 PM

Congrats Karen on your Wonderful Finalist!! Jeff #9374728

Mary Dimitriw 4/27/2011 7:26:18 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Karen! You captured the emotion perfectly. #9375206

Nadia Paul 4/28/2011 4:31:09 AM

Just wonderful Karen - congrats on your finalist! #9376221

Anita Hogue 4/28/2011 12:24:42 PM

So wonderful to see this fantastic capture again! Congratulations on your finalist, Karen! I know it brings back wonderful times! #9377713

Amanda D. Austwick 4/28/2011 4:37:48 PM

Such a great fun, and once in a life time image Karen! CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved Finalist!!! #9378192

Ellen Hodges 4/30/2011 8:28:36 PM

Huge congrats on a very amazing and beautiful finalist, Karen!!! #9382090

Renata Gusciora 5/1/2011 5:22:50 PM

THis is just terrific,Karen!Huge congratulations!!!:-) #9383530

Karen Celella 5/3/2011 9:36:07 AM

Many thanks for all of the wonderful support and kind words. It really was an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing in the excitement. #9386815

Carole L. Parker 5/14/2011 5:35:03 PM

This is just a wonderful shot. Very, very nice. Congrats!! #9405042

Sharon Sawyer 7/20/2011 5:55:17 PM

WTG, Karen!!! HUGE congratulations on your well deserved April finalists!!! I feel her excited.. what a spectacular capture. Definately an unbelievable experience! #9543341

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San Ignacio Lagoon, Mexico! This gray whale spent over an hour between our two little boats, moving back and forth to play, be touched and kissed by all of us. It was an unbelievable experience.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 120.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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