North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. This female North Pacific humpback whale was first seen with the depicted lacerations near the island of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands in the mid-90s, and is the original humpback to bear the name 'Blade Runner'. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced the calf she was observed nurturing. A South Pacific humpback whale endured a similar injury in Sydney Australia in 2001, and bears a remarkably similar scar pattern to the above-pictured whale.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 05909
Twin Points and Shaws Cove Reef visible in aerial photo, showing underwater terrain of the famous scuba diving location.
Location: Laguna Beach, California
Image ID: 37960
Childrens Pool and La Jolla coastline at sunset, aerial panorama, showing underwater reef exposed at King Low Tide.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37977
Panorama dimensions: 5653 x 11765
Fin whale showing distinctive white right jaw, aerial photo.
Image ID: 38078