This image was taken about an hour away from Juneau Alaska back in June of 2011.  Having gone whale watching many times, it's difficult to capture a breach because either the whale doesn't feel like doing it, the boat is facing the wrong direction, or your camera isn't ready.  To get a shot like this it all has to come together to make it happen.  I captured the entire jump sequence of this beautiful animal and I am so happy that I had this opportunity!

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Camera settings: Nikon D3, 1/1600 sec at f/7.1, 135mm at ISO 640, flash did not fire.  Taken at 2:34pm on June 3, 2011 by Jason Lanier.