The photo was taken at the entrance to Katlian Bay
at the end of the road in Sitka , Alaska ...
The whale is coming up to scoop up a mouthful of herring......... (the small fish seen at the surface around the kayak)
The kayaker is a local Sitka Dentist
He apparently didnt sustain any injuries
from the terrifying experience
The whale was just around the corner
from the ferry terminal,
and all the kayaker could think at that moment in time was:
" Paddle Man - really fast! "
The whale's mouth is fully open
with the bottom half under the boat
If the whale had closed his mouth
before he furiously paddled away -
He might have been LUNCH!!!
Look at the picture again -
He is in the whale’s MOUTH