Dream Boat

Floating here seams so surreal. A contradiction of serene calm and the frantic busyness of a fishing vessel eager to depart with the spoils of their morning’s work. Just moments before the sea was alive with gulls in the air, with orca stealing from the nets and with humpback whales cruising, waiting for a catch […]

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Beauty in the Gloom

The classic orca images we see in posters of large dorsal finned animals cruising in pods through misty fjords are almost a clichéd view of the majesty of the orca. They are however just a surface glimpse, the tip of the orca, of their amazing lives below the surface. Here in Skjervøy in November there […]

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Breakfast Gatecrashers

Out before sunrise we headed east then south from Skjervøy in search of orca and hopefully to observe their hunting prowess on the migrating herring. The orca hunt herring by corralling them into a tighter and tighter swimming mass until the herring school forms a dense ball that the orca force to the surface. At […]

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Leader of the Pod

Being in the water with orcas in the seven degC fjords around Skjervøy, Norway is unlike any other photographic environment I have ever found myself in. Simply getting in and out of our boat in restrictive dry suits, heavy weight belts and then working with heavy cameras is taking its toll leaving me wishing I […]

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Mother and Child

Just imagine for a moment the arctic waters of Skjervoy, Norway, with orcas and humpback whales amid massive schools of herring all migrated here for winter. Now imagine jumping into that freezing water and swimming with them! It’s an incredulous path that has led me here to swim with and photograph these beautiful creatures. I […]

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