2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike

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Judging from the surface behavior of these three members of a competition pod, the large whale in the foreground is a sexually-receptive female being pursued by two very persistent males.
Ma’alaea Bay, Maui – 17 January 2015

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