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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 female during competitive group activities.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table 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 female during competitive group activities.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Large competitive group of humpback whales, eleven adult humpback whales seen in this image, part of a 16 whale competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
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 female during competitive group activities. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the female.
Image ID: 04445  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
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 female during competitive group activities. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the female.
Image ID: 04446  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Large competitive group of humpback whales, eleven adult humpback whales seen in this image, part of a 16 whale competitive group.
Image ID: 04460  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Large competitive group of humpback whales, eleven adult humpback whales seen in this image, part of a 16 whale competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater.  Only male humpbacks have been observed singing.  All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Large competitive group of humpback whales, eleven adult humpback whales seen in this image, part of a 16 whale competitive group.
Image ID: 04461  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater.
Image ID: 04465  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater. Only male humpbacks have been observed singing. All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next.
Image ID: 04485  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater.  Only male humpbacks have been observed singing.  All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale mother and calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale mother, calf and escort, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater. Only male humpbacks have been observed singing. All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next.
Image ID: 04488  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale mother and calf.
Image ID: 04528  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale mother, calf and escort.
Image ID: 04534  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table 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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table 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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 05924  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 05926  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 05927  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, part of a larger competitive group of humpbacks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf, Maui Add To Light Table 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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whales, part of a larger competitive group of humpbacks.
Image ID: 05952  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf.
Image ID: 05962  
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 05967  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whale, competitive group.
Image ID: 05972  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks.
Image ID: 05983  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks.
Image ID: 05987  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside Hawaii Whale Research Foundation research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks.
Image ID: 05992  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, . The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female.
Image ID: 05998  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, . The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female.
Image ID: 06000  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, . The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female.
Image ID: 06001  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group.
Image ID: 06020  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, . The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female.
Image ID: 06034  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group.   The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, .  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf, Maui Add To Light Table
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, . The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female.
Image ID: 06035  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male north Pacific humpback whale bubble streaming underwater in the midst of a competitive group. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims closely behind a female, . The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby males interested in the female.
Image ID: 06036  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf.
Image ID: 06039  
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf, Maui Add To Light Table Gray whales traveling south to Mexico during their winter migration.  The annual migration of the California gray whale is the longest known migration of any mammal, 10,000 to 12,000 miles from the Bering Sea to Baja California, Eschrichtius robustus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whale, mother and calf.
Image ID: 06043  
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Gray whales traveling south to Mexico during their winter migration. The annual migration of the California gray whale is the longest known migration of any mammal, 10,000 to 12,000 miles from the Bering Sea to Baja California.
Image ID: 29046  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 


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