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Arctic Rush

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Qila, a beluga at the Vancouver Aquarium.

I had been trying for about two YEARS to get a satisfactory shot of a beluga leaping out of the water! Editing was not as extensive as it appears, since she was very bright, and it was partly cloudy with the sun shining just right, so there was a lot of natural contrast. Artistic flair took over after that. Did I go too far? :D

Other photos from the Aquarium:

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AveragePhotographer's avatar
Awesome shot! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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siirilydia's avatar
Breathtaking!!!
ChaSyPhotography's avatar
So beautiful!  Fantastic moment to capture!  I love cetaceans, especially dolphins and their near relatives like belugas... Heart 
tuftedpuffin's avatar
Thank you!  Yes, they are all awesome :D
chantalleet's avatar
I love this. I love belugas so much! Gorgeous photo! 
cgmerrygc's avatar
lucky fin! amazing capture :)
bleu3t's avatar
this is really beautiful photo, nice moment and great captured!
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RunsOnPixiStix's avatar
This is a beautiful photograph <3 Baluga whales are my favorite C':
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MichelLalonde's avatar
Great shot, very well done. :-)
scornedlove's avatar
beautiful photo!
howowlish's avatar
I think I might have gone black and white. It's so close already and I feel like the touch of blue on the water is slightly distracting. That said, the image is amazing regardless. Perfect capture, caught at just the right moment. Looks like she's looking at you, too. lol
tuftedpuffin's avatar
Thank you for the feedback! I was wondering about the blue, but it looked a bit odd sucking the colour out, too, but then, I am not a fan of black and white photography for the most part so I may have a bad bias there. However, maybe I'll play around and see if I can just Photoshop that part right out. :)
howowlish's avatar
Lol! That could work XD

Do note that I'm a huge lover of either brightly-colored or high-contrast b&w, so I could be a bit biased.
SilverVulpine's avatar
Awesome breeching shot! This is brilliant! :)
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