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Incredible Picture Of Whale In Alaska

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Incredible picture taken in Sitka, Alaska


Yep, that is me in the picture. Yep that is a whale that was just around the corner from the ferry terminal.
"Paddle really fast" is the only thing I could think of at the time..
Also thinking that I don't look like a herring, don't smell like a herring but with the same herring instinct of "get the hell out of the way of that big mouth!!"
Still living to tell yet another story..

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My friend took the photo at the entrance to Katlian Bay at the end of the road in Sitka. The whale is coming up to scoop up a mouthful of herring (the small fish seen at the surface around the kayak).

Rich K

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tushar

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what s dangerous moment. Is the man alive

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Rich K

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Of course I'm alive Tushar.
If I wasn't so how I would be able to post my story on this forum.
As I mentioned above my friend took the picture, ah and he's alive too.

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richard29

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Well i must it was the heartbreaking moment for you when you meet the shark, have you had any treatment after this attack i am just curious to know how one can beneath this mighty shark

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johngeres

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Thrilling picture, Thank god that you've survived from such a death defining incident.

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rlaketravel

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that is a amazing picture

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adventdelmore

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You are lucky enough to survive thisand share your invaluable experience here. It was really thrilling toread and view you picture.

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Sue

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Wow I Love This Picture!!!

 

 

 

 

 



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klinkaert

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Pic of a whale is amazing, pic of a whale scooping a guy in a canoe is out of this world.

The happy ending makes me smile.


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niginigi

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Wow that is really extreme.I can't believe that.


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andrewlidl

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What a moment. What was going on your mind? Thought of taking last breaths???? You are lucky that you escaped and still live.


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connal

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Wow the Moby Dick story must have a whole new relevance to you these days. Bet it's breath smelt really bad. And I bet that was the last thing worrying you at the time. bigtup


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kentroy

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amazing....very nice picture....


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boholrichard

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Hahaha! God is always knowing!! He know that big mouth has no teeth.( Just like joshoa "a bible story".).


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Randy75

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not funny,..


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wickyyao

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he Moby Dick story must have a whole new relevance to you these days. Bet it's breath smelt really bad. And I bet that was the last thing worrying you at the time


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sawasdeeworld

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So scary!!

Is he still alive ?


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chinawestguide

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These two pictures are taken in the most beautiful desert in China--Badain Jaran desert. like a ?poetry scene. I love it!


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adie2356

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That photo is a really breathtaking :) What is the feeling of being so close to a whale? For me they are one of the most perfect creatures.


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mrcustard

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Amazing picture you are a very lucky man

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Zoltan

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looks like real agility with photoshop


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PamelaWalker

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It will be a scary moment for you. Anyway you are safe now. But your friend has taken a nice click. When you will see this picture then it will remind you this moment and you will think that how luck you were here??


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Alex00

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Image of yours is so beautiful and shows how excited this trip of yours was.Its always scary to hell when someone counter with the whales.


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Jack412

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Unbelievable.


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SacVoyage

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LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE!!!!!


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elinasmith21

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I dn't know wheather the pic real or not . But if it is real the its unbelievable !!!


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beijingdriver

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Hi, Nihao!
Welcome to visit Beijing!

We have the new 7 wonders of the world.

Beijing Great Wall ?

Looking forward to meeting you in this great city.

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traveloworld

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Hi,

First of all i wanna thank you for sharing this beautiful and amazing picture with us. in alaska whale is best travel attraction for all the tourist.


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RoosterJuice

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This is quite obviously fake.  The man is not casting a reflection in the water and the right side of the paddles is missing.   Also, he's clearly paddling in a lake.


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forevertravel

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seriously, that's incredible. I love this, so worth a pin!


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carolgreen435

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i am just curious to know how one can beneath this mighty shark


Post Merged: September 28, 2012, 10:22:30 PM

you are really a lucky man ~~~happy ending


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magic800

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 i will be scared !


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hkn

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I hate to break it to you like this, but the photographer has already 'confessed' on his own blog:

http://shobestudios.com/blog/kayaker-whale-image

That should settle it (although it has been on most snopes/hoax/urbanlegend pages already).

All the best,

:: hakan ::


Post Merged: March 04, 2013, 01:59:56 AM

Aah, here we go again. Some funky facts:

• The picture is fake.

• The photographer's name is Tim Shobe of Sitka, Alaska.

• The two photos in the image were both taken by the aforementioned Mr. Shobe.

• He made the composite to amuse some friends and e-mailed it to them. 
After that it went viral and is now all over the internet. Just Google "kayak whale mouth". 

• The photographer, surprised with the massive attention, has already told the world about it on his own blog.

Nevertheless, there have been numerous close encounters with whales and kayakers involved, although paddling through a whale's mouth is yet unheard of, much less confirmed. 
Here's one captured on film: http://youtu.be/yESa2FfNVSo
And here's another one: http://www.photobotos.com/humpback-whale-surprise-santa-cruz/

Enjoy!

:: h :: 

 


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victorian67

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This is an amazing picture smiley3

Is the canoe actually going on top of the open mouth of the whale ?

Karim


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