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Uploaded 5-Feb-19
Taken 26-Jun-18
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Dimensions8500 x 4664
Original file size1.97 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken26-Jun-18 12:28
Date modified5-Feb-19 15:50
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5DS R
Focal length35 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/9
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern

Nestled on the edge of Skjálfandi Bay, the town of Húsavík is one of the best locations in the world to watch whales. There is a higher chance of seeing whales in Húsavík than any other place in Iceland. The most typical whale visitors to Skjálfandi Bay are humpbacks, minke and blue. The reason for such a high percentage of whales in this area is the thriving ecosystem in the bay. Melting snow and rivers bring nutrients from mineral-rich locations which, when combined with the boundless summer sun, leads to teeming masses of plankton, the main source of food for baleen whales.