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Breaching humpback whale while riding out to Great Barrier Reef
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A beautiful display of cloud activity right before the sunset.
Iceland Overlooking a Cliff Onto the Beach
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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Breaching humpback whale while riding out to Great Barrier Reef

I was on a snorkeling tour heading from Port Douglas, Australia to the Great Barrier Reef. On the way there the captain stopped the boat and announced a mother whale and her calf were in the area. We stayed to watch them swim near the boat, the mother whale helping the calf surface to breathe and near the end the mother whale breached out of the water close to the boat.

TAGS: Australia, Humpback, Ocean, Whale

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© Mario Chicas.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 6, 2016, 12:11 a.m.
Camera Make: SJCAM
Camera Model: SJ4000WIFI
Focal Length: 4.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1720
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO50
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PHOTO LOCATION Port Douglas, Australia