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Wed Oct 12, 2011, 4:14 PM
Beauties of the Salish Sea Captured in Photograph

My name is Justine Buckmaster and I am an amateur photographer. This photography account was created to showcase the best photos taken during the Gray Whale Excursions and Whale and Sea life Searches that I am fortunate enough to work on. I work as a Naturalist and Attendant on board the San Juan Clipper and the Chilkat Express during the spring and summer. I often bring my camera to work and take a few photos of the beautiful wildlife of the Salish Sea.

All photos featured in this gallery are copyrighted to Justine Buckmaster. However, I allow my photos to be freely shared on other websites or blogs, used personally (i.e. as wallpapers or printed out at home) and/or used as stock for other artworks. All I ask is that you please give me credit somewhere in or around the photo and do not sell prints of my photos! Thank you.

If you have any further questions about my photos or the wildlife featured in them, please don't hesitate to ask through comment, note, or email!

Thank you for stopping by!

-Justine Buckmaster

Learn More About the Wildlife! 

Feel Inspired? Learn more about the Southern Resident Killer Whales and other wildlife of the Salish Sea by visiting the links below!

The Center for Whale Research

The Whale Museum

Orca Network

Cascadia Research 

NOAA Fisheries

The SeaDoc Society

Orca Behavior Institute 

Orcasound Hydrophone Network
 Listen to my recordings of the orcas! 

If you can't find the answers to your questions at any of the links above, feel free to message or note me. If you prefer, you can email me at

Be Whale Wise Guidelines

The captains and crew on board the San Juan Clipper and Chilkat Express are very serious about upholding the legal 100-200 yard distance between our vessel and any marine wildlife we encounter. You may see in my photos that they appear much closer, this is largely due to the camera lenses I use and the fact that most of the images are cropped.

Also, keep in mind that every once in a while the animals choose to come closer to us. By the guidelines we are required to move out of the way if we see the animals headed toward us. However, sometimes they surprise us by suddenly appearing closer to the vessel than 200 yards, at which point we shut down our engines and wait for the animals to pass. We do not chase or harass the animals, nor do we try to get closer than allowed.

If you have any further questions about the "Be Whale Wise" guidelines, be sure to check out Be Whale Wise or as always, feel free to ask me.

DisclaimerThe views and opinions expressed on this account, including the profile, gallery, favorites, and journal sections are those solely of the user expressing them and do not necessarily reflect  those of Clipper Navigations, Inc. or Puget Sound Express or any other company, organization, group, or persons mentioned within.


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OrkyDorky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy 69 watchers Lenny Eyebrow Wiggle 
JBuckmaster Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL! Thanks. :XD:
nikkijj Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Hello. Will you be posting pictures of the humpback whale from the 9/19 whale watching tour?
JBuckmaster Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the wait! Here you go:

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Potoo-Foolery Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday ^^
AiyanaOrca Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Thank you so much for the watch :) x
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the watch :)
AnoOrca Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for watching!
V-TGR Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Glad to catch your gallery:) I love whales!!!
JBuckmaster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like my pictures. I love whales, too!
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