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'Fire-breathing' whale is optical illusion

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Like some dragon from the deep, a whale rises majestically to the surface and spouts a huge ball of fire from his blowhole.

Of course this stunning image is really nothing more than an optical illusion as sunlight is refracted through the jet of moist air creating a orange glow.

Amateur photographer Mark Turner spent days watching the whales in Petersburg, Alaska, waiting for the moment to get that perfect shot.

http://www.dailymail...sunset-sky.html

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

You take all the magic out of life SW... shame on you :P
Awesome picture though.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 06 December 2012 - 09:37 PM, said:

You take all the magic out of life SW... shame on you :P
Awesome picture though.
Sorry :lol:

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

I love the color of the 'fire'. Beautiful.





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