A young Humpback whale calf being escorted by its very attentive mother. Moments earlier, Mom gave the 60-foot-long INTRIGUE at none-too-gentle nudge when she reckoned we had come a bit too close to Junior. The sensation was like that of striking a reef!
8 March 2014
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