2014 : Best Humpback Whale Photos - maui-mike

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A cow and calf pair of Humpback whales, Ma'alaea Bay, Maui. The mother is gently carrying her newborn on her rostrum (the protruding upper jaw). Young calves have relatively small lung capacity and so mothers must ensure they stay near the surface to make it easier for them to get a breath.
11 Jan 2014