Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Wild Killer Whales in Monterey Bay
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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
- 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
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.
||Photo Gallery -- Killer Whales
Copyright © 1997-2012 Monterey Bay Whale Watch. All rights
Photos © Daniel Bianchetta, Nancy Black, Jodi Frediani, François
Gohier, Sebastian Gorgol, Tory Kallman, Lori Mazzuca and Mike Merlo.
Last updated June 26, 2012