2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike


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Nice close-up shot of a Humpback calf practicing breaching. The ovoid of the whale’s large, unlidded right eye is visible between the base of the right pectoral fin and at the bottom of the prominent S-shaped crease that extends back from the corner of its mouth.
Ma’alaea Bay, Maui – 17 January 2015

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