2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike
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A male participant in a surface-active competition pod executes a violent head lunge to intimidate other males. The white rig-like circles visible on the whale’s lower jaw are what’s left of hitch-hiking barnacles the whale managed to dislodge.
Ma’alaea Bay, Maui – 17 January 2015

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