2014 : Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike
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The whale boat (and presumably the calf's mother) had a difficult time keeping up with this junior speedster who was repeatedly breaching as it sped along just ahead of the boat. Its prominent ventral pleats are clearly visible on its underside.
9 March 2014

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