Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae

North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge.  This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced by her calf in the background. Maui, Hawaii, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 05907
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced by her calf in the background. Maui, Hawaii, USA

Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 05907
Format: Film 3:2
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