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. Maui, Hawaii, USA
Species: Humpback whale
, Megaptera novaeangliae
Image ID: 06000
Format: Digital 2:3
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