2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike
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One of more than ten whales performing breaches, all within a few minutes of leaving Ma’alaea Harbor. This whale was somewhat larger than the newborns and young calves I saw all morning, so it was probably a newly-weaned yearling.
Ma’alaea Bay, Maui – 17 January 2015

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