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Local transportation
A stage ready for opening ceremony
Blue Angels
Abandon bus
Grey Crowned Crane
Just about to touch
Nature and Lake while boating
Tatlı Arı
The geographical features of Kallar Kahar
Baharın Güzeli Sümbül
A rickshaw at night
Peduncle Throw
Kallar Kahar Canyon
Sea isle city nj sunset
Республика Алтай, Россия
Amazing plane trail crossing the moon
Self-emancipation?
After the Storm
A mystic under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India
Schoolgirls rush to the competition in the Buryat language
The giant Buddha at Bodhgaya
Defaced: Head in the Game
Two monks look out into the heavy fog at Bodhgaya stupa grounds.
16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Peduncle Throw

A young humpback whale made a peduncle throw 5 meters away from my camera. This powerful manoeuvre is executed when a humpback pivots its head downwards and throws the lower portion of its body across the water surface. This behaviour has been described to be an expression of defence, aggression or play.

TAGS: Power, Throw, Tonga

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Singapore, Singapore
Member since 2017
Photo Information
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© WAI HOE MOK.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 73
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 21, 2018, 1:23 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO320
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PHOTO LOCATION Vava'u, Tonga