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Kayaker Eaten by Whale

Have you seen this email? Subject: Kayak in mouth of whale Hi all. I couldn’t resist sending this one along. 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. I haven’t talked to him yet, but haven’t heard of any injuries out of the experience. Enjoy,   Steve ================== 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.. 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…   Rich K ==================   This compelling image, which depicts a kayaker paddling his small craft through the massive mouth of a whale as the creature rises to scoop up herring, is circulating around the world via email, blogs and social networking websites. The image is certainly one that would cause most viewers to do a double take and it has generated a great deal of discussion. Many commentators have suggested that the image is the result of some clever digital manipulation. In this case, these commentators are perfectly correct. The image was never meant as a hoax but as a photoshop experiment which went viral....