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And another one of my favourite shots for the "weekend enjoyment". I photographed this image in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada on one of my Wildlife & Scenery Photo Tours.

I'm just working on the new info page for this tour and would appreciate your feedback. Thank you and have a great weekend!

http://www.theartistspoint.com/information/wildlife-scenery-photo-tour.htm
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I 15's spy hopping near Robson Bight, British Columbia, Canada
 
I love photographing wildlife in its natural environment, especially orcas. While close ups are always nice and spectacular, I often rather zoom out to show some scenery with it. Here everything came together (I actually would not have dreamed of this shoot to be honest),
We came back after a long day photographing bears along the BC coast and decided to stay out for sunset, while we already photographed killer whales earlier in the afternoon we decided just to "sit" in the middle of Johnstone Strait, close to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve off the Vancouver Island coast.
The I15's, a resident orca whale pod came into the Strait via Blackfish Sound and Cracroft Point. The sun was setting, fog was slowly building up before they decided to start playing right at the border of the Reserve. While the water was a bit choppy, which makes it difficult with a 300mm lense to stay on focus four orcas all it sudden came up for a cute spy hop. Needless to say that we were going crazy. I was not sure if I gotten the shot, well, maybe gotten but if it would be sharp I could not tell, it was getting dark, choppy water, so conditions were everything but ideal. Well...I'm more then happy now knowing that I nailed it, exposure, focus and the action.
What do you think about it? I probably will order a gallery wrap soon to see how it looks in my office.

#BritishColumbia #wildlife #whales

More info on my unique photo tours starting from northern Vancouver Island:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/knight-inlet-phototour.htm
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I love photographing wildlife in its natural environment, especially orcas. While close ups are always nice and spectacular, I often rather zoom out to show some scenery with it. Here everything came together (I actually would not have dreamed of this shoot to be honest),
We came back after a long day photographing bears along the BC coast and decided to stay out for sunset, while we already photographed killer whales earlier in the afternoon we decided just to "sit" in the middle of Johnstone Strait, close to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve off the Vancouver Island coast.
The I15's, a resident orca whale pod came into the Strait via Blackfish Sound and Cracroft Point. The sun was setting, fog was slowly building up before they decided to start playing right at the border of the Reserve. While the water was a bit choppy, which makes it difficult with a 300mm lense to stay on focus four orcas all it sudden came up for a cute spy hop. Needless to say that we were going crazy. I was not sure if I gotten the shot, well, maybe gotten but if it would be sharp I could not tell, it was getting dark, choppy water, so conditions were everything but ideal. Well...I'm more then happy now knowing that I nailed it, exposure, focus and the action.
What do you think about it? I probably will order a gallery wrap soon to see how it looks in my office.

#BritishColumbia #wildlife #whales

More info on my unique photo tours starting from northern Vancouver Island:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/knight-inlet-phototour.htm
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Congratulation +Rolf Hicker    your photograph has been selected to be displayed at +Photo Mania Canada #photomaniacanada.  Thank you for sharing your fantastic work !
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I don't have much to say about this photograph - it is one of my very favourite images I ever was able to capture of a humpback whale. Hope you like it too.

I photographed it on one of my wildlife & scenery photo tours off Norther Vancouver Island in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia, Canada,
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I'm new - this is my first post - hope you like it
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Nice grizzly.
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Thank you for your invite! Hope you like my first post
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Oh yes, i like your post!! I love Orcas. Beautiful also with the sunrise!
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Humpback whale feeding frenzy with sea gulls joining in, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.

#Canada #BritishColumbia #whales #wildlife
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Hey whats up? Just want to say hi as a new member here. #animals #bears #wildlife
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Nice photo. I love bears.
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My first post here at NG - hope you like it
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BEAUTIFUL post!
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after being sick I finally making it out of bed again. Hope I can continue now with showing you new photos.
For today I want to share this bald eagle shot with you. We normally see lots of eagles on my wildlife & scenery photo tours along the British Columbia coast. They give us plenty opportunities to photograph them from peaceful settings all the way to fishing action shots. That said - I'm thankful for every image I get. Even with lots of years of experiences it stays a challenge to get close ups with a 300mm lense which are also crispy sharp. I know I often push my luck using the 300mm but as I already have a wide portfolio with eagles I rather go for "the kill" with highest resolution and without cropping the image. Needless to say that I'm more than happy with this action shot.
Hope you like it.
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I don't have much to say about this photograph - it is one of my very favourite images I ever was able to capture of a humpback whale. Hope you like it too.
I photographed it on one of my wildlife & scenery photo tours off Norther Vancouver Island in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia, Canada,


More pictures of my tours here:
http://www.hickerphoto.com/photos/knight-inlet-phototour.htm
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Professional photographer, specialized on nature, wildlife and travel photography, well published worldwide.
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I'm a professional photographer since I turned 16. I did public live slideshows in Europe for over 15 years, having up to 120000 visitors per year.

My strongest portfolios are on some European countries, New Zealand, Galapagos Islands, the western USA including Alaska as well as Canada.
I moved from Germany to Canada in 2002 where I live now with my wife Michelle (from New Zealand) in British Columbia, Canada.
My images appear regularly in well known magazines and advertisement around the world. Some of the most known are National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Readers Digest, Porsche, BMW, CNN and many others. And I won a few awards for my movies and pictures I produced.

Please visit my websites for more information about locations, buying one of my fine art photos or about my custom private photo tours.

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