2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike


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A Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) rockets past the dive boat, breaking the surface just in front of the bow. Spinners and other dolphin species seem to enjoy riding the bow wakes of motor vessels in Ma'alaea Bay. Also known as Gray's or Hawaiian spinner dolphin (S. l. longirostris), from the central Pacific Ocean around Hawaii; may be a mixture of broadly similar delphinid subtypes found worldwide.
Ma'alaea Bay, Maui -- 4 January 2015

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