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Bouncing Baby Boy
Half Calf
An Orca in the waters between Victoria Island and Washington State.
Having a Whale of a Time
Orca Whale Surfaces
Whale dwarfs ship
A humpback whale off the coast of Molokai
Peek-a-boo
Humpback Whale Parade
Whale watching in cape cod
A backlit humpback whale in Grenville Channel, the Inside Passage, BC, Canada.
Breaching humpback whale while riding out to Great Barrier Reef
A whale and sea gulls while on Cape Cod Bay. Shooting with a canon SX50
A whale breaching in the Kenai Fjords.
Humpback whale wave on a windy day in Alaska.
Take a ride on the Humpback Whaleroad
Humpback whale feeding time
Dance of the Whale
Desperately Seeking Male Humpback
Whale Happy
Leaping Whale in Juneau
Humpback Whale Tails
A prayer for whale's soul!
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
Total Views: 41
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