Humpback Whales

I recently watched Star Trek IV, “The Voyage Home,” directed by Leonard Nimoy, a story about how we hunted this magnificent creature of the sea to extinction, then had to travel back in time to capture a pair of Humpback Whales, return them to the future and save the planet. PICT0292 (2) - CopyAt the same time while converting old 35 mm slides to digital I came across a series of photos of these mammals that we photographed off Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 1983.PICT0250 (2)Some pictures are not a sharp as I like, but were taken from a rocking boat in the Atlantic Ocean with a hand held film camera and a large lens.PICT0281Yes, Virginia, once upon a time people took pictures with a camera, not their phones…come to think of it (shudder) in 1983 nobody even had a cell phone, we had to stop the car, get out and find a pay phone to make a call.PICT0282 There was no “selfies” or Instagram. It’s true, look it up on the Internet…hey, we had no Internet or personal computers or tablets in 1983 either! I know, right, the stone age, where people had to talk to each other in person. Can you imagine?PICT0273But I digress…As Scotty once said, “Aye, Captain, there be whales.”PICT0280 (2)PICT0278 (2)PICT0279PICT0284 (2)PICT0267 (2)PICT0268 (2)PICT0355The Author…

 

 

Wildlife

I love photographing animals. They almost always take a good picture, unlike a few humans I know…and they hardly ever sue you for an invasion of privacy. Anyway, since many of you enjoyed my blog & photos on Yellowstone, I thought I’d share some random favorites from over the years.

— Richard Allan Jones, traveler, actor, musician, & author of “Drafted” and “Identity Check.”

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