2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike


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As the energy level in this competition pod increased, violent collisions between the male contenders caused the sole female to be bumped and shoved roughly as she was engaged in some pectoral fin-waving. There’s no such thing as male chivalry in an energetic competition pod.
8 February 2015

Megaptera novaeangliaemegapteraHumpback whalesHumpback whalebaleen whalesrorqualcetaceanswhaleswhaleHawaii's whalesMaui's whalesnorth Pacific populationBalaenopteridae