2015: Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike
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A fast-moving whale comes in close to my boat, paralleling it, and eventually passing under the hull. The nares (twin “blowholes”) and cranial tubercles (prominent bumps) are clearly visible.
10 January 2015 -- Ma’alaea Bay, Maui

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