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Humpback whales turning sharply in competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, 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 whale underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Humpback whales turning sharply in competitive group.
Image ID: 04522  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
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: 04524  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale underwater.
Image ID: 04526  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Hawaiian humpback whale underwater, sun beams dappling the whale in clear oceanic waters, Maui Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whale underwater.
Image ID: 04537  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Hawaiian humpback whale underwater, sun beams dappling the whale in clear oceanic waters.
Image ID: 05945  
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale underwater.
Image ID: 06005  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale holding fluke (tail) aloft out of the water, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale with one of its long pectoral fins raised aloft out of the water, swimming on its side (laterally) as it does so, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group.
Image ID: 06021  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale holding fluke (tail) aloft out of the water.
Image ID: 00171  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale with one of its long pectoral fins raised aloft out of the water, swimming on its side (laterally) as it does so.
Image ID: 01470  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, adult male with bloody head nodules wounded from colliding with other escorts during competitive interactions, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Male humpback whale with head raised out of the water, braking and pushing back at another whale by using pectoral fins spread in a "crucifix block", during surface active social behaviours, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Green sea turtle, Maui Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whale, adult male with bloody head nodules wounded from colliding with other escorts during competitive interactions.
Image ID: 02152  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Male humpback whale with head raised out of the water, braking and pushing back at another whale by using pectoral fins spread in a "crucifix block", during surface active social behaviours.
Image ID: 04106  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle, Maui Hawaii.
Image ID: 04556  
Species: Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas Add To Light Table Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii, Chelonia mydas 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
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34513  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas, West Maui, Hawaii.
Image ID: 34514  
Species: Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas
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: 02812  
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 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 Male humpback whale diving amid competitive group, 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: 02814  
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: 02815  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Male humpback whale diving amid competitive group.
Image ID: 02856  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Male humpback whale slowing/maneuving amid competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group.
Image ID: 02857  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group.
Image ID: 02858  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Male humpback whale slowing/maneuving amid competitive group.
Image ID: 02859  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group.
Image ID: 02861  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group.
Image ID: 02869  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, several adult male escort whales swimming closely together as part of a larger competitive group.
Image ID: 02870  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, competitive group with bubble streaming, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table 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 (barely seen in the distance), Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whale, competitive group with bubble streaming.
Image ID: 02999  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
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 (barely seen in the distance).
Image ID: 04416  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale underwater.
Image ID: 04417  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing.  This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing.  This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Humpback whale mother and calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table
Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing. This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female.
Image ID: 04424  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing. This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female.
Image ID: 04425  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale mother and calf.
Image ID: 04427  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 


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