Humpback Whale Photo, Megaptera novaeangliae



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. Maui, Hawaii, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 05968Add To Light Table
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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. Maui, Hawaii, USA

Stock Photo: 05968  -?- 
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
Format: Digital 9:16
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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