A humpback whale raises it fluke out of the water, the coast of Del Mar and La Jolla is visible in the distance. Del Mar, California, USA
Stock Photo: 27142 -?-
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Del Mar, California, USA
Lat/Long: N 032° 56' 13.57", W 117° 18' 01.12" (Coordinates: 32.93710°, -117.30031°)
Format: Digital 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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