2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike

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An escorting male approaches an apparently sexually-receptive female rolled onto her side and waving her pectoral fin. Could this be a prelude to whale love? Scientists wish they knew.
Ma’alaea Bay, Maui – 17 January 2015

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