2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike
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Nice close-up shot of a Humpback calf practicing breaching, an activity that may help strengthen its swimming muscles in preparation for its long journey to Alaskan waters with its mother.
Ma’alaea Bay, Maui – 17 January 2015

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