Abandoned Humpback Whale Calf, Megaptera novaeangliae

Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside University of Hawaii research boat.  This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks. Maui, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, natural history stock photograph, photo id 05979
Humpback whale, abandoned calf alongside University of Hawaii research boat. This young calf lived only a few days after being abandoned or separated from its mother, and was eventually attacked by tiger sharks. Maui, USA

Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 05979
Format: Digital 3:2
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