2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike

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This mature Humpback whale displays the black and white coloration patterns typical of most whales of the North Pacific population. These patterns are unique to each individual whale, much like a human’s finger prints.
Ma’alaea Bay, Maui – 17 January 2015

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