Monterey Bay Whale Watch

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Wild Killer Whales in Monterey Bay
Photo Gallery


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About the Photographers

The photos in this gallery were taken by

  • Nancy Black, who spends over 250 days a year at sea.

  • Daniel Bianchetta, photographer from Big Sur who is a frequent passenger on our trips. Daniel usually comes out with us about 4 times a week year-round and has generously shared photos he has taken on our trips. Visit his website to see more of Daniel's nature photography.

  • Tory Kallman is also a frequent passenger especially during killer whale "season" as well as periodically throughout the year. Tory travels from San Francisco where he lives and photography has become a major hobby of his. His website features some of his recent nature photos.

Daniel and Tory have been out with us on hundreds of trips and have provided some of their best images. As I (Nancy) often work as captain and/or marine biologist (guide), I am not able to take as many photos as I would like and therefore am very grateful for our frequent passengers for sharing their photos while out with me. I thank these people and will be including more of their images of other whale and dolphin species in the coming months, as well as photos I have received from other passengers.

  • Jodi Frediani, Santa Cruz photographer, tries to get out on the water at least once a week year round, unless she is swimming with and photographing North Atlantic humpback whales on the Silver Bank. Jodi used to think she was 'jinxed' as she had never seen killer whales in all her time on the Bay, but that has passed. She's happy to share her photos both online and in the shop. See more of Jodi's nature photography at her website.

  • François Gohier is a professional photographer who occasionally accompanies us on our trips. He lives in San Diego, and when here he often comes out with us on daily trips for several weeks. François travels worldwide for his photography and is one of the top marine photographers in the world. See his website for a selection of his nature and travel photographs.

  • Lori Mazzuca is a biologist and photographer and has come out a few times. She was lucky enough to be on one of our trips when we witnessed a killer whale tossing a dolphin out of the water. See more of her marine life photos on her website.

We all use high resolution Canon cameras with telephoto lens from 28 mm to 500 mm. In most cases these images were cropped. All of these photos were taken on whale watch trips; none were taken during dedicated research trips.

None of these photos can be used without permission from the photographer and Nancy Black.


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Photos © Daniel Bianchetta, Nancy Black, Jodi Frediani, François Gohier, Sebastian Gorgol, Tory Kallman, Lori Mazzuca and Mike Merlo.

Last updated June 26, 2012