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 05928
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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.

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Updated: November 17, 2017

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