Humpback Chin Slap

© Dee Langevin

Humpback Chin Slap

Uploaded: January 08, 2018 10:45:03 | Entered: January 08, 2018 10:55:48


Humpback whales will sometimes surface just high enough to slap the underside of their heads against the surface of the water. This behavior is called a chin slap and it's thought they do so to dislodge barnacles and other growths from their skin or for communication with other whales. Frederick Sound, AK
Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 100-400 II IS lens and 1.4 vers III Extender @ 160 mm, f/8, ISO 1000, 1/1000 sec


Anita J. Luellen level-classic January 08, 2018 1

What an exciting, amazing image! #1702173

Dee Langevin level-classic January 09, 2018 1

Thanks for your terrific comments Anita! It was a real treat to witness this in Alaska. #11669902

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe February 26, 2018 1

Fabulous, Dee! Congrats on this gorgeous winner! #11681353

Dee Langevin level-classic February 26, 2018

Thanks so much Christine! I appreciate your wonderful feedback. #11681377

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