Humpback Whale Photo, Megaptera novaeangliae



Male North Pacific humpback whale streams a trail of bubbles.  The primary male escort whale (center) creates a curtain of bubbles underwater as it swims behind a female (right), with other challenging males trailing behind in a competitive group.  The bubbles may be a form of intimidation from the primary escort towards the challenging escorts. Maui, Hawaii, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 05967
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Male North Pacific humpback whale streams a trail of bubbles. The primary male escort whale (center) creates a curtain of bubbles underwater as it swims behind a female (right), with other challenging males trailing behind in a competitive group. The bubbles may be a form of intimidation from the primary escort towards the challenging escorts. Maui, Hawaii, USA

Stock Photo: 05967
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Format: Digital 9:16
Other Names: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
Copyright © Phillip Colla / HWRF, all rights reserved worldwide.

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Updated: October 22, 2017

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