Humpback Whale Photo, Megaptera novaeangliae



Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater.  The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother. Maui, Hawaii, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 05928Add To Light Table
Purchase A Print Of This Image How to request, purchase or license this image



More Megaptera novaeangliae:

North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring. Maui, Hawaii, USA. Image #00140
North Pacific humpback whale, breach. Maui, Hawaii, USA. Image #00205
Humpback whale breaching with pectoral fins lifting spray from the ocean surface. Maui, Hawaii, USA. Image #03854
Humpback whale in Antarctica.  A humpback whale swims through the beautiful ice-filled waters of Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Image #25646
Humpback whale lunge feeding on Antarctic krill, with mouth open and baleen visible.  The humbpack's throat grooves are seen as its pleated throat becomes fully distended as the whale fills its mouth with krill and water.  The water will be pushed out, while the baleen strains and retains the small krill. Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Image #25648
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. Santa Rosa Island, California, USA. Image #27029

Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother. Maui, Hawaii, USA

Stock Photo: 05928  -?- 
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Format: Digital 1.66:1
Other Names: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
Copyright © Phillip Colla / HWRF, all rights reserved worldwide.
Purchase a print of this image
Request a review copy of this image

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.

Keywords: active group, animal, baby, balaenopteridae, behavior, bubble display, bubble streaming, bubbles, calf, cetacea, cetacean, courtship, endangered, endangered threatened species, exhalation, hawaii, hawaiian islands, hawaiian islands humpback whale national marine sanctuary, heat run, hump back whale, humpback, humpback whale, humpback whale bubble display, humpback whale juvenile calf, humpbacked whale, juvenile, juvenile calf, mammal, marine, marine mammal, maui, megaptera, megaptera novaeangliae, mysticete, mysticeti, national marine sanctuaries, nature, north pacific humpback whale, novaeangliae, ocean, oceans, pacific, research, rorqual, rowdy group, sea, social, underwater, underwater bubbles, usa, whale, whale behavior, whale bubble display, wildlife, young

Categories:


[3.231.220.225] : 198 image views

Updated: June 6, 2020

   photos@oceanlight.com  +1-760-707-7153