Humpback Whales Courtship Behavior

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humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, in rowdy heat run, female whale throwing caudal peduncle toward lunging male, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean

Caption

humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, in rowdy heat run, female whale throwing caudal peduncle toward lunging male, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean


Credit

Masa Ushioda/CoolWaterPhoto.com. All rights reserved worldwide. Not to be used without authorization.


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Image File Information

File Name: Humpback-Whale-0340.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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