Mary Parkhill, had a successful career in an advertising firm until she discovered her passion for photography and ended up pursuing a full-time job in photography. She spends most of her summers in Alaska, documenting natural landscapes and astonishing images of orcas frolicking in the water.
Orcas are known to be killer whales in others words. Killer whales are the largest of dolphins and one of the world’s most powerful predators who are immediately recognizable by their distinctive black-and-white coloring.
Smart and social, orcas make a wide variety of communicative sounds, and each pod has distinctive noises that its members will recognize even at a distance. They use echolocation to communicate and hunt, making sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape.
“What inspires me most about photographing orcas is their sheer size, seeing them in their natural habitat, and their ability to still take my breath away,” Parkhill tells My Modern Met.
The beauty in Parkhill’s photography is the ability of trying to capture and merge the perfect sunset as a backdrop to the Killer Whale’s alignment of its face coming through the water facing the sky.
This image of an orca is indeed, fine photography that evokes a stunning sense of dreaminess and escapism from the harsh cadences in the real world.
Photography simply drags a person to another land that is full of beauty and tranquility. This is what and why Mary chooses to pursue a job out of her passion that makes her fall in love with the talents of her own photography skills.
In conclusion, photography is not just an art but it is also one’s level beyond imagination. Art is indeed a personal expression of the gentle beauty in nature and it is clearly depicted by the captures of Mary Parkhill’s astonishing killer whale shots.
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