I have over a dozen photos of distant whale fins, because whales are seriously uncooperative animals when it come to holding a pose.
They don't even say Cheese. They like to surprise you.
"Hey, bet you can't get your camera ready fast enough! Bye!"
Whales like me only slightly more than hippos do. They flee at the sight of me. No whale ever tried to kill me, but at least a hippo can hold still long enough for a shutter to click.