Humpback whale breach, Megaptera novaeangliae



Humpback whale breaching with pectoral fins lifting spray from the ocean surface. Maui, Hawaii, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 03854Add To Light Table
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Humpback whale breaching with pectoral fins lifting spray from the ocean surface. Maui, Hawaii, USA

Stock Photo: 03854
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Format: Film 3:2
Other Names: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
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NOTE: This photograph was taken during Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research activities conducted under NOAA/NMFS and State of Hawaii permit. Its use is subject to certain restrictions. Please contact the photographer for more information.

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