Michael Schauer Shares a Whale Watching Story with Gorgeous Aerial Photos

All images by Michael Schauer. Used with Creative Commons permission.

In our previous features on Michael Schauer, the Munich-based landscape photographer shared his love for cold northern landscapes, and his passion in searching for new ways to interpret places and stories. He definitely has a knack for turning both personal travel stories and fictional narratives into stunning and often surreal landscape photographs. Today, we focus the spotlight on a body of work that once again showcases this expertise, this time telling the story of his whale watching experience as seen from above.

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Take a Look at These Amazing Pictures of an Orca Hunting Down a Dolphin

Picture © Biosphoto/Christopher Swann, courtesy of the Daily Mail

Picture © Biosphoto/Christopher Swann, courtesy of the Daily Mail

Christopher Swann, who has been whale watching for several years now, recently eye-witnessed a pod of Orcas (commonly referred to as ‘killer whales’) hunting down a dolphin that had been seperated from its pod. Lucky for us, he captured the dolphin’s ordeal with his camera. “The terror and fight for life of the dolphin was palpable,” Mr Swann recalls witnessing the scene. “One could feel the adrenalin in his veins and his pulsing heart as he raced for his life.” He also provides some insight into the social behaviour of the Orcas: “I had the feeling–maybe wrongly of course –the last hour was unnecessary as far as the whales were concerned and that they were just playing with it and then finally, just as darkness fell, they had it on the surface in their midst and it was all over.”

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