This photo was taken at the entrance to the bay Katlian, down the road from Sitka , Alaska . The whale comes to the surface to swallow some of the "army" of herring. We see the herring on the surface of the water around the kayak! The kayaker is a dentist in Sitka , he was not injured and survived the experience somewhat terrifying. The whale was opposite the ferry terminal, and all that the kayaker could do was to "Paddle as fast as possible!" He is between the two jaws of the whale!