Dall's Porpoise

Another shot from last weekend - the Dall’s porpoise. If you’ve ever spent time in Prince William Sound it’s likely you saw these little cetaceans swimming alongside the boat. They are playful creatures that resemble a small orca (killer whale) and love to circle around and dive underneath the bow while you are moving, cruising along at speeds over 30 mph, which makes them a challenge to photograph. From time to time, if I’m lucky, I press the shutter at the right moment and freeze the action as one darts past.