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humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, displaying courtship behavior - male aggressively pursuits female while blowing bubbles vigorously, female with well developed colony of parasitic acorn barnacles, Cornula diaderma, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean

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humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, displaying courtship behavior - male aggressively pursuits female while blowing bubbles vigorously, female with well developed colony of parasitic acorn barnacles, Cornula diaderma, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean


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Image File Information

File Name: Humpback-Whale-0202.jpg
File Format: 8bit RGB JPEG
Color Profile: Adobe RGB (1998)
Image Dimensions: 5400x3600 at 300dpi ( larger file size available upon request )


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