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North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring.
Image ID: 00140  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Two blue whales, a mother and her calf, swim through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The calf is blowing (spouting, exhaling) with a powerful column of spray. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02304  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whales, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean.
Image ID: 34568  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Humpback whale mother, calf (top), male escort (rear), underwater.  A young humpback calf typically swims alongside or above its mother, and male escorts will usually travel behind 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 female (left) during a competitive group.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other 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
Humpback whale mother, calf (top), male escort (rear), underwater. A young humpback calf typically swims alongside or above its mother, and male escorts will usually travel behind the mother.
Image ID: 02819  
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 (left) during a competitive group. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other male whales interested in the mother.
Image ID: 02828  
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: 05925  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, San Clemente This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Black bear cub in a tree.  Mother bears will often send their cubs up into the safety of a tree if larger bears (who might seek to injure the cubs) are nearby.  Black bears have sharp claws and, in spite of their size, are expert tree climbers, Ursus americanus, Orr, Minnesota Add To Light Table A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table
Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Image ID: 29017  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Clemente, California, USA
 
Black bear cub in a tree. Mother bears will often send their cubs up into the safety of a tree if larger bears (who might seek to injure the cubs) are nearby. Black bears have sharp claws and, in spite of their size, are expert tree climbers.
Image ID: 18746  
Species: American black bear, Ursus americanus
Location: Orr, Minnesota, USA
 
A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs.
Image ID: 19139  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Brown bear cubs.  These cubs are one and a half years old and have yet to leave their mother.  They will be on their own and have to fend for themselves next summer, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table Brown bear female sow in sedge meadow, with her three spring cubs hidden by the deep grass next to her.  These cubs were born earlier in the spring and will remain with their mother for almost two years, relying on her completely for their survival, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table
Brown bear cubs. These cubs are one and a half years old and have yet to leave their mother. They will be on their own and have to fend for themselves next summer.
Image ID: 19150  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs.
Image ID: 19153  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Brown bear female sow in sedge meadow, with her three spring cubs hidden by the deep grass next to her. These cubs were born earlier in the spring and will remain with their mother for almost two years, relying on her completely for their survival.
Image ID: 19154  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table Coastal brown bear cub, one and a half years old, near Johnson River.  This cub will remain with its mother for about another six months, and will be on its own next year, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table
A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs.
Image ID: 19158  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Coastal brown bear cub, one and a half years old, near Johnson River. This cub will remain with its mother for about another six months, and will be on its own next year.
Image ID: 19159  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Johnson River, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
A brown bear mother (sow) stands in tall sedge grass to look for other approaching bears that may be a threat to her cubs.
Image ID: 19162  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Coastal brown bear cub, one and a half years old, near Johnson River.  This cub will remain with its mother for about another six months, and will be on its own next year, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table Southern right whale mother and calf, Eubalaena australis, Argentina, Eubalaena australis, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table
Coastal brown bear cub, one and a half years old, near Johnson River. This cub will remain with its mother for about another six months, and will be on its own next year.
Image ID: 19199  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Johnson River, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Guadalupe fur seal mother and pup.
Image ID: 02440  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Southern right whale mother and calf, Eubalaena australis, Argentina.
Image ID: 35918  
Species: Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Southern right whale mother and calf underwater, Eubalaena australis, Argentina, Eubalaena australis, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table Southern right whale mother and calf underwater, Eubalaena australis, Argentina, Eubalaena australis, Puerto Piramides, Chubut 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
Southern right whale mother and calf underwater, Eubalaena australis, Argentina.
Image ID: 35953  
Species: Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Southern right whale mother and calf underwater, Eubalaena australis, Argentina.
Image ID: 35950  
Species: Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
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: 05928  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Aerial view of mother and white calf, Southern right whale, Argentina, Eubalaena australis, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, San Clemente This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Blue whale, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table
Aerial view of mother and white calf, Southern right whale, Argentina.
Image ID: 35912  
Species: Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Image ID: 29001  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Clemente, California, USA
 
Blue whale, adult and juvenile (likely mother and calf), swimming together side by side underwater in the open ocean.
Image ID: 01964  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, San Clemente This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and young calf swim near scientific research divers, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Add To Light Table Brown bear female sow with spring cubs.  These three cubs were born earlier in the spring and will remain with their mother for almost two years, relying on her completely for their survival, Ursus arctos, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska Add To Light Table
Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place.
Image ID: 29031  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Clemente, California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and young calf swim near scientific research divers.
Image ID: 00543  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Brown bear female sow with spring cubs. These three cubs were born earlier in the spring and will remain with their mother for almost two years, relying on her completely for their survival.
Image ID: 19181  
Species: Brown bear, Ursus arctos
Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska, USA
 
Southern right whale mother and calf, Eubalaena australis, Argentina, Eubalaena australis, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table Southern right whale mother and calf, flukes, Eubalaena australis, Argentina, Eubalaena australis, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table Southern right whale mother and calf underwater, Eubalaena australis, Argentina, Eubalaena australis, Puerto Piramides, Chubut Add To Light Table
Southern right whale mother and calf, Eubalaena australis, Argentina.
Image ID: 35920  
Species: Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Southern right whale mother and calf, flukes, Eubalaena australis, Argentina.
Image ID: 35924  
Species: Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 
Southern right whale mother and calf underwater, Eubalaena australis, Argentina.
Image ID: 35964  
Species: Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Location: Puerto Piramides, Chubut, Argentina
 


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