Beluga Whale Greeting

© Karen Celella

Beluga Whale Greeting

Bobby Ray Goodman Student 2/22/2012 10:49:37 AM

Hi Karen,Fantastic capture.That is close my friend!!! #1444909

John Connolly 2/22/2012 2:34:34 PM

A fabulous capture of this beautiful creature Karen! That sure is some mouth! #9996494

Carolyn M. Fletcher 2/22/2012 2:41:32 PM

FAVE!!! #9996511

PATRICIA A. CASEY 2/22/2012 3:02:08 PM

Hi what a neat capture...Long story short...I actually got to feed the Belugas at the Pt. Definance Zoo in Tacoma many years ago..the curator a friend of my needed help so my husband & I helped feed all the Rocky Shores animals...what a thrill..The one whale actually had a conversation with special...Thanks for bringing back that wonderful memory with this terrific portrait! Cheers....and yes Death Valley is a must for you.....

Terry Cervi 2/22/2012 3:18:46 PM

I love this, Karen!! It's a fave for me!! Can't get much cuter than this! #9996565

Leslie McLain 2/22/2012 5:53:01 PM

Amazing capture, Karen. #9996778

Stephen M. Webb 2/22/2012 6:35:22 PM

What a fun happy image, beautiful Karen. #9996819

Renee Doyle 2/22/2012 9:33:52 PM

LOVE this Karen!!!! #9997001

Usman M. Bajwa 2/22/2012 9:39:05 PM

An instant fave. Looks like it should grace the cover of a future National Geographic magazine, Karen. I predict great things for this lovely image, good luck!

UB. #9997007

Ann Coates 2/23/2012 12:07:12 AM

Wow, amazing shot. Never heard of or seen this animal before. Certainly an interesting looking creature. #9997080

Mary K. Robison 2/23/2012 12:28:24 AM

There's gold in that there smile, Karen! Adorable/irresistible/charming and all other adjectives that mean WINNER! #9997113

Debbie Bray 2/23/2012 2:28:24 AM

The mouth open really makes this such a stunning image, Karen! Well done!!!! #9997179

R. J. Laudenbacher 2/23/2012 4:47:58 AM

This is precious Karen. It looks like an singer hitting the big dramatic note! :) Great capture! #9997432

Phyllis Burchett 2/23/2012 6:04:04 AM

wonderful capture Karen, made me smile too! #9997569

Sherran Andersen 2/24/2012 3:59:03 PM

So sweet. #10000161

Rona L. Schwarz 2/24/2012 8:24:33 PM

Magnificent capture, Karen! You caught him at the perfect moment and with such fantastic detail and clarity! I predict a winner here! #10000502

Mary Dimitriw 2/25/2012 4:31:45 AM

Wow Karen! Stunning..looks like a winner to me as well. #10000893

Karen Celella 2/25/2012 6:18:30 AM

Oh my, how exciting to hear all of these wonderful words of encouragement. Thank you all so very much for making me feel like a winner right now. LOL #10001045

Ellen Hodges 2/25/2012 6:20:27 AM

Fab capture, Karen! Sooo very WOW!! #10001046

Karen Celella 2/25/2012 6:37:25 AM

What an awesome experience, Patricia! #10001068

Mitch Spence 2/26/2012 11:56:20 AM

A great open-mouthed shot of this beautiful creature, Karen. #10002889

Carol Eade 3/3/2012 6:23:50 PM

Awesome, Karen, love it! #10020463

Cindy Bendush 3/25/2012 6:48:47 PM

Congratulations on your fun finalist Karen! #10054146

Heather Loewenhardt 3/25/2012 6:50:21 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful image making the finalist selection Karen. Good luck. #10054155

Kathy Salerni 3/25/2012 7:25:44 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Karen! #10054456

Kathy Wesserling 3/25/2012 7:48:32 PM

We all know that this baby is going to swim to the top of the Gold List! :> }

I love this one! #10054805

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/25/2012 8:47:50 PM

What an amazing capture, Karen...I'm with the group...winner it surely is!! Congratulations on your finalist! #10055357

Agnes Fegan 3/25/2012 9:01:48 PM

Wow...what an expression! Congratulations! #10055425

Merna L. Nobile 3/25/2012 9:33:27 PM

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna

Usman M. Bajwa 3/25/2012 9:37:08 PM

Good to see this move towards its golden destiny, Karen. CONGRATZ on this stunning Finalist and good luck up next!

UB. #10055569

Liz Bullock 3/25/2012 11:06:11 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #10055725

Ellen Hodges 3/26/2012 3:54:20 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck on your awesome finalists, Karen!! #10056231

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/26/2012 4:15:11 AM

Big Congrats on your finalists Karen. Wonderful work.
JP #10056300

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/26/2012 5:38:03 AM

Congrats on this fabulous finalist, Karen!

Debby #10056659

PATRICIA A. CASEY 3/26/2012 5:39:47 AM

I had a feeling.....I think we all did Karen....Congratulations on the wonderful on to Gold! Cheers.... #10056665

Carol Eade 3/26/2012 6:06:36 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Karen! #10056732

Reynaldo D. Reyes 3/26/2012 9:36:43 AM

Truly exceptional Karen, hope to see Gold on this one. Congratulations! #10057581

The Judges at 3/26/2012 11:11:43 AM

Just plain interesting #10057897

Linda L. Ruiz 3/26/2012 11:57:48 AM #10058059

Linda L. Ruiz 3/26/2012 11:58:17 AM


Jeff W. Robinson 3/26/2012 3:57:49 PM

Congrats Karen on your Well Deserved Finalist! #10058878

Leslie McLain 3/26/2012 4:42:25 PM

Congrats on two amazing finalists, Karen. #10059049

Carol L. Fowler 3/26/2012 4:43:09 PM

CONGRATS! #10059051

Renee Doyle 3/26/2012 5:54:42 PM

Big congratulations to you on this excellent finalist Karen! #10059261

Phyllis Burchett 3/26/2012 6:34:48 PM

Congrats Karen on this most wonderful finalist! #10059393

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/26/2012 6:56:51 PM

I loved this the first time I saw this Karen. A big congrats to you on this fabulous finalist and best of luck to you in the next round. #10059510

Rona L. Schwarz 3/26/2012 9:17:06 PM

I am thrilled, but not surprised at all, to see him again, Karen! You know how much I love this one. I predict he will go all the way! Super Congratulations on this amazing capture and Finalist! #10059927

Usman M. Bajwa 3/26/2012 11:48:45 PM

I am with you Rona, would love to see this go 'ALL THE WAY". Hang on tight, Karen ;)

UB. #10060108

Errick L. Cameron 3/27/2012 5:01:13 AM

WOW! #10060608

David M. Montero 3/27/2012 2:31:40 PM

Congratulations on your finalist selection of this wonderful capture Karen!!! #10061695

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/28/2012 7:29:34 PM

Congratulations on this super First Place Win Karen!

jo ann c. #10063885

Yulianto Soeroso 3/28/2012 7:42:07 PM

congratulation #10063932

Rona L. Schwarz 3/28/2012 8:14:28 PM

There never was a doubt in my mind from the first time I saw this, Karen! A Winner all the way, my friend! SUPER CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS EXTRAORDINARY FIRST PLACE WIN! #10064023

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/28/2012 8:17:21 PM

Definitely extraordinary, Karen...big congratulations on your fine 1st place winner! #10064032

Debbie Bray 3/28/2012 8:17:59 PM

WoW WoW WoW Karen!! Super congratulations on your big first place winner!! #10064034

Ellen Hodges 3/28/2012 8:18:03 PM

Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Karen!!! #10064035

Ujjwal Mukherjee 3/28/2012 8:34:18 PM

Huge congratulations on your AWESOME, Winner,Karen!! #10064087

Phyllis Burchett 3/28/2012 8:51:52 PM

Big fav for me Karen, happy to see it/you a big winner!!! CONGRATS ☺ #10064124

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/28/2012 9:21:24 PM

Congrats, Karen, on your 1st Place Winner! #10064196

Mariann Kovats 3/28/2012 9:37:10 PM

Fantastic capture, Karen! Huge congratulations on your 1st place win! #10064237

Kathy Salerni 3/28/2012 10:03:32 PM

Congrats on your wonderful First Place win, Karen! #10064294

Irene Colling 3/28/2012 10:12:09 PM

This whale is happy that you won.

Congratulations Karen on your Gold award. #10064312

Robert K. Bemus 3/28/2012 10:24:57 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win, Karen!! #10064333

Reynaldo D. Reyes 3/29/2012 12:45:24 AM

As I had hoped for, Congratulations for this amazing Gold! #10064466

Kathy Wesserling 3/29/2012 1:31:51 AM

As we ALL hoped for... Congratulations for this perfect little critter and its Gold! #10064487

Inge Linden 3/29/2012 2:34:02 AM

Congratulations! #10064539

Randy D. Dinkins 3/29/2012 2:49:11 AM

Great timing, beautiful capture. Congratulations!! #10064581

Mary Dimitriw 3/29/2012 2:56:50 AM

Congrats on your Gold First Place Winner Karen!! Outstanding! #10064610

Renee Doyle 3/29/2012 3:12:41 AM

This is such a wonderful capture!! BIG congrats to you on this excellent First Place Winner Karen! #10064659

Mary K. Robison 3/29/2012 3:49:46 AM

No surprise this happy fella got the gold for you, Karen!
Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place Winner! #10064768

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/29/2012 4:13:58 AM

Big congratulations on your first place win. Well done.
JP #10064818

Claudia Kuhn 3/29/2012 4:18:52 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Karen! #10064841

Agnes Fegan 3/29/2012 4:20:21 AM

Congratulations Karen on your winning image!!! #10064848

Ruth Grimm 3/29/2012 5:15:08 AM

Oh my goodness! Look! You won with your underwater sumbmission! And so well deserved on both counts! So proud of you, Karen! So proud! #10064971

Janet McNeil 3/29/2012 6:07:27 AM

Congratulations Karen on this amazing capture!! Well deserved WIN!! #10065110

Monnie Ryan 3/29/2012 6:26:12 AM

Fabulous, Karen - congratulations! #10065152

John Rivera 3/29/2012 6:49:40 AM

Big Congrats Karen on this great winner! #10065181

PATRICIA A. CASEY 3/29/2012 8:06:37 AM

A huge Congratulations happy to see this one in really is a heartgrabber of a beautiful sea animal....Have a wonderful day! Cheers =^..^= #10065322

Anita N. Hogue 3/29/2012 8:08:39 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous First Place Win! #10065329

Usman M. Bajwa 3/29/2012 9:49:04 AM

No surprise here, Karen. Happy for you, CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10065457

Memoriee G. Sconce 3/29/2012 10:04:53 AM

Congrats love the expression.
Memoriee #10065482

Christine Czernin 3/29/2012 11:07:26 AM

I am happy to see this friendly smile with a gold medal.
Congratulations, Karen. #10065556

Terry Cervi 3/29/2012 12:33:17 PM

I love this one, Karen! Huge congrats on your win!! #10065679

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/29/2012 12:53:38 PM

Big Congratulations Karen!!!!! #10065712

Lindley Johnson 3/29/2012 2:39:59 PM

Big congratulations on your First Place Win for this amazing image, Karen! #10065905

Maria Coulson 3/29/2012 5:18:27 PM

Karen, great to see this here!!! Huge congratulations. #10066174

Carol Eade 3/29/2012 5:57:39 PM

Congratulatiosn on your First Place, Karen! #10066251

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/29/2012 6:37:55 PM

WTG Karen. A huge congrats to you on this outstanding first place win. #10066335

Amanda D. Austwick 3/30/2012 5:23:11 AM

I love it's smiling face, and you captured it so well! Congratulations on your First Place win!!! #10066888

Tarun Bose 3/30/2012 9:54:50 AM

Big congrats for your winner Karen. #10067180

Bill currier 3/30/2012 10:58:03 AM

Wow Karen!! Congrats on a wonderful photo. This is outstanding and so deserving of the recognition. Way to go! #10067330

Karen Celella 3/31/2012 4:00:56 AM

Oh wow, what an honor! Thank you BP judges, beautiful Beluga whale and each and every one of you for taking the time to send kind words of support! Now it's my turn to return the kindness! #10068375

Stephen Zacker 3/31/2012 4:56:57 PM

Fantastic timing and capture. Congratulations, Karen #10069262

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/31/2012 10:00:25 PM

Very sweet Karen, congratulations on your BIG FIRST PLACE WIN! #10069612

Sabrina Ryan 4/2/2012 6:26:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Winning image, Karen! #10072572

Merna L. Nobile 4/2/2012 11:24:53 PM

Winning The Gold, The Photo of the Day and also the “Grand Prize” is such an honor after days of taking photographs and doing your best to present them in a professional way, you realize that it is well worth it, and to graciously share them with us.
Thank you and Congratulations. Merna #10072967

David M. Montero 4/4/2012 4:14:11 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic win Karen!!! #10075334

Bojan Bencic 4/7/2012 6:14:38 AM

Amazing photo, Karen. Congratulations on your win! #10079463

Karen Celella 4/8/2012 4:37:30 AM

Continuing thanks! #10080777

Laura D. Greene 4/23/2012 9:46:37 AM

Wow and CONGRATULATIONS on this very well deserved first place!

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 5/3/2012 2:52:53 AM

Outstanding win Karen, Congrats :-) #10120397

Karen Celella 5/5/2012 9:48:37 AM

Thank you Laura and Kim. #10124736

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