Back before digital cameras, it was a lot harder to get ‘the best shot’. Especially if it was any sort of action shot. There were so many different variables to deal with, and you didn’t want to waste any film so you had to cross your fingers and hope that it worked out.
I remember shooting a few gems that turned out to be fantastic photos, but they were mostly by mistake, I’m sure this wasn’t the case for the photographer who got this wonderful pic.
Buzzfeed reports that Dawson Gage was returning from a fishing trip off the coast of Vancouver Island when this amazing moment happened.
Most people in this situation would have a great photo of the whale…and the back of their head, who can blame them really? But Gage turned his head at the perfect moment for the family’s fishing guide to snap a pic .
What a great souvenir from what I can only assume was an amazing trip.