Whale Photos

Selection of our Whale Photos and Pictures from Alaska

In this category we show all our whale photos and pictures. Most whales are found in Alaska and almost all photos are taken in alaskan water.
From Orca Whales to Humpback Whales, there are many whale watching tours offered in Alaska to see whales.



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photo of Free Willy Killer Whale Picture Free Willy Killer Whale Picture
Killer Whale Leaping out of Water
Alaska. Southeast Inside Passage. An orca whale(Grampus orcinus) breaches in the waters of the...
photo of Two Killer Whales Two Killer Whales
Orcas Breaching in Stride
Alaska. Two Orca Killer Whale (Grampus orca) swimming side by side
photo of Humpback Whale Skin Barnacles Humpback Whale Skin Barnacles
Details of the skin of a Humpback Whale with patches of barnacles, seen in Frederick Sound.
USA, Alaska, Tongass National Forest, Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae) in Frederick Sound on...
photo of Bowhead Whale Blubber Butchering Alaska Bowhead Whale Blubber Butchering Alaska
A group of Eskimos take part in butchering a Bowhead Whale by pulling away the blubber on the shores of the Chukchi Sea in Barrow, Alaska.
After the whaling crew in Barrow, Alaska has killed a Bowhead Whale, they tow it the icy shore...
photo of Two Humpback Whale Tails Two Humpback Whale Tails
Poking out the water in a wide open ocean
Alaska. Chatham Strait. Two Humpback Whales(Megaptera novaeangliae) swimming through water, tails...
photo of Bowhead Whale Cutting Native Culture Alaska Bowhead Whale Cutting Native Culture Alaska
Part of the native Eskimo culture in Barrow, Alaska, is the cutting up the skin and blubber of a Bowhead Whale which was recently harpooned.
The Eskimo people who reside in the village of Barrow, Alaska have harpooned a Bowhead Whale as...
photo of Orcas Swimming Whale Picture Orcas Swimming Whale Picture
Two Whales Breaking waves in Unison
Alaska. Two Orca Killer Whale (Grampus orca) swimming side by side
photo of Pod Of Killer Whales Pod Of Killer Whales
Juneau Pod of Killer Whales Dorsal Fins
Alaska. Juneau. Orca / Killer Whale (Grampus orca) pod, dorsal fins.
photo of Killer Whale Spout Killer Whale Spout
Killer Whale breathing Out blowhole
Alaska. Resurrection Bay. Orca / Killer Whale (Grampus orca).
photo of Enormous Humpback Whale Summer Breaching Enormous Humpback Whale Summer Breaching
On a beautiful summer day in Frederick Sound in Alaska, an enormous Humpback Whale surfaces but does not seem to get too much air time on this breach.
Watching an enormous whale like this Humpback, lift its knobbly head out of the water in Frederick...
photo of Young Orca Breach Young Orca Breach
Orca Whale Breaching at Sunset
Alaska. Orca Killer Whale (Grampus orca) breaching jumping out of the water at sunset.
photo of Launching The Umiak Launching The Umiak
Umiak Seal Skin Boat and Chukchi Sea
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A group...
photo of Humpback Whale Fluke Frederick Sound Alaska Humpback Whale Fluke Frederick Sound Alaska
The huge flukes on the tail of Humpback Whale are clearly visible as it dives to feed in the waters of Frederick Sound in Alaska, USA.
Each fluke on the tail of a Humpback Whale has white markings which are how each Humpback Whale is...
photo of Baleen Whale Eskimo Harpoon Alaska Baleen Whale Eskimo Harpoon Alaska
Baleen Whale and Native Kids
Part of the native culture of an Eskimo tribe in Alaska is to harpoon whales which they then...
photo of Whale Butchering Eskimo Village Barrow Alaska Whale Butchering Eskimo Village Barrow Alaska
Men from the Eskimo village of Barrow, Alaska, spend their days on the icy shores butchering a Bowhead whale.
Most people find that butchering a whale is an unnecessary act of violence, but the Eskimo...
photo of Breaching Orca Whale Breaching Orca Whale
Grampus orcinus breaching in Inside Passage
Alaska. Southeast Inside Passage. An orca whale(Grampus orcinus) breaches in the waters of the...
photo of Whale Hunt Umiak Whale Hunt Umiak
Umiak Whale Hunt at Sunset
Alaska. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. A group of...
photo of Dorsal Fin Dorsal Fin
Dorsal Fin of a Killer Whale
Alaska. SC. Orca Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) dorsal fin.
photo of Majestic Breaching Whale Majestic Breaching Whale
Stephans Passage and Breaching Humpback Whale
Alaska. Stephens Passage. Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching.
photo of Humpback Whale Flipper Rainbow Backdrop Frederick Sound Alaska Humpback Whale Flipper Rainbow Backdrop Frederick Sound Alaska
A Humpback Whale raises its flipper to slap the surface of the water in Frederick Sound in Tongass National Park in Alaska while a vibrant rainbow decorates the backdrop.
The Pacific Ocean seems endless except for the silhouette of a mountain range in the backdrop which...
photo of Whale Crashing Pacific Ocean Alaska USA Whale Crashing Pacific Ocean Alaska USA
After a breach, a Humpback Whale crashing his huge body against the surface of the Pacific Ocean in Alaska, USA.
The underside of this Humpback Whale and the large pectoral fins while crashing its massive body...
photo of Reflective Whale Reflective Whale
Killer Whale Spyhopping
Alaska. Orca / Killer Whale (Grampus orca) poking head out of water.
photo of Eskimo Community Team Work Alaska Eskimo Community Team Work Alaska
In the Eskimo town of Barrow, Alaska, the community pulls together as a team and will work until they bring a Bowhead Whale ashore.
At the northernmost settlement on the North American mainland and in the United States, is the...
photo of Ocean Creature Playing Ocean Creature Playing
Playful young Whale
Alaska. Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching.
photo of Resurrection Bay Orca Whale Resurrection Bay Orca Whale
Swimming in the Kenai Fjords National Park
Alaska. Resurrection Bay. Orca / Killer Whale (Grampus orca).
photo of Ocean Splash Breaching Humpback Whale Alaska Ocean Splash Breaching Humpback Whale Alaska
A Humpback Whale breaching in the Pacific Ocean creates a massive splash after breaching in Frederick Sound in Alaska, USA.
A Humpback Whale breaching can cause a massive stir to the surface of the ocean when he lands and...
photo of Large Wave From Humpback Whale Pacific Ocean Large Wave From Humpback Whale Pacific Ocean
As this Humpback Whale crashes into the Pacific Ocean in Alaska, USA, a large wave is created from the impact which sprays out on either side of the whale.
The Pacific Ocean rolls over the top of the large body of this Humpback Whale after breaching in...
photo of Sunset Killer Whale Picture Sunset Killer Whale Picture
Orca Swimming into Sunset
Alaska. Orca / Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) swims into sun.
photo of Big Humpback Whale Breaching Frederick Sound Alaska Big Humpback Whale Breaching Frederick Sound Alaska
A big Humpback Whale shows passengers aboard a whale watching excursion in Frederick Sound, Alaska his breaching techniques.
Breaching is a common behavioral trait of a Humpback Whale and this one gives us a close look at...
photo of Two Marine Whales Two Marine Whales
Leaping and Diving Killer Whales
Alaska. Southeast. Frederick Sound. Orca / Killer Whale (Grampus orca) breaching.
photo of Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales
A group of humpback whales collaborate in bubblenet feeding in the Chatham Strait of Alaska.
Alaska. Humpback Whales bubblenet feeding (Megaptera novaeangliae)A group of whales swims rapidly...
photo of Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska
The Eskimos in Barrow, Alaska find the only convenient form of transportation for a Bowhead Whale is by using two forklifts.
After hunting a Bowhead Whale in the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska, two men use forklift...
photo of Subsistence Whale Hunting Flag Waving Barrow Alaska Subsistence Whale Hunting Flag Waving Barrow Alaska
A whaler waving his flag shows his people the Bowhead Whale he has hunted in the waters of Barrow, Alaska as subsistence whale hunting is still allowed here.
An Eskimo man, Captain Charles Hopson, waving his flag while standing atop a bowhead whale which he...
photo of Orca Breach Photo Orca Breach Photo
A large orca breaches during a boat tour in Resurrection Bay, Alaska.
Alaska . Resurrection Bay . Visitor , Marie Louise Rausch , photographs an Orca / Killer Whale...
photo of Chukchi Whalers Chukchi Whalers
Chukchi Whale hunters
Alaska. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Little...
photo of Breaching Orca Breaching Orca
Splashing Waves break for Killer Whale
Alaska. Orca Killer Whale (Grampus orca).
photo of Whale Spyhopping In Ocean Whale Spyhopping In Ocean
Humpback Whale Spyhopping near Fredrick Sound
Alaska. Southeast. Frederick Sound. Nose of Humpback whale spy hopping.
photo of Harpooned Bowhead Whale Coastal Sunset Kaktovik Alaska Harpooned Bowhead Whale Coastal Sunset Kaktovik Alaska
As the sunset hues highlight the sky, a couple of men begin to butcher a recently harpooned Bowhead Whale where it is laid to rest on the coastal shores in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, USA.
The sky is an array of beautiful colors at sunset over the Arctic Ocean, but the sight along the...
photo of Humpback Whale Tails Humpback Whale Tails
Fredrick Sound Humpback Whales
Alaska. Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Southeast waters.
photo of Native Subsistence Inuipiat Native Subsistence Inuipiat
Inupiat Whalers carving Kill
Alaska. Barrow.Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Captain Charles Hopson...
photo of Harpooned Bowhead Whale Frozen Chukchi Sea Harpooned Bowhead Whale Frozen Chukchi Sea
A harpooned Bowhead Whale lies motionless in the frozen pieces of ice floating on the surface of the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska.
Harpooning whales is what the Eskimos in Alaska find to be part of their culture and tradition...
photo of Aerial Photo Of Whale Aerial Photo Of Whale
Whale from Above in Antarctica
Antarctica, Antarctic Pennisula. Gerlache Strait. Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) comes up...

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