Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Humpback Whale Pictures - Stock Photo Gallery Update

The humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, is one of the most exciting subjects that I love to take pictures of.  Humpbacks are huge, acrobatic and often friendly. Photographing them is very challenging, difficult and dangerous in many cases, but it is all worth my sweat & effort when I nail a good breaching shot or when they approach me and allow me to take a picture or two underwater. It is truly rewarding.

Visit Humpback Whale Pictures - Stock Photo Gallery

Wildlife photography is about patience and concentration. My way of shooting humpback whales is very passive. I just wait all day for things to happen. It's all up to them.


Humpback Whale Pictures - Stock Photo Gallery - Images by Masa Ushioda

Sometimes they breach out of water 30 times in a row, and the other day they decide to sleep all day. They are usually very shy but occasionally there are those individuals which seek human encounters eagerly. Humpback whales are incredibly intelligent animals like us humans.

I've been taking pictures of them for over a decade now, and I gathered a handful of my best work here to celebrate this magnificent creature.

I will be frequently updating this humpback whale picture gallery in the future, so don't forget to come back to check it out. I would like you to enjoy the beauty of the animal, hoping that my pictures inspire you to help protecting this spectacular animal species on our planet.