Humpback Whales of Maui: 2009 to 2013 - maui-mike
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The members of a surface-active competition pod work up a real froth offshore from Molokini Crater (on the horizon). At this point in the proceedings, I lost track of the whale I thought was the female member of the pod; she probably slipped off for a quick cigarette break!

28 February 2013

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