Yep, that is me in the picture. Yep that is a whale that was just around the corner from the ferry terminal. "Paddle really fast" is the only thing I could think of at the time..Wow, a helluva picture. But it's a fake. You'll find the original whale shot here.
Also thinking that I don't look like a herring, don't smell like a herring but with the same herring instinct of "get the hell out of the way of that big mouth!!"
Still living to tell yet another story.
And here (courtesy of Adventure Kayak magazine), the photographer discusses the picture.
Still, it's darn fine Photoshopping. Had me fooled for a moment, too.