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Teluk Buih, Mersing
Indian Dip-Netting
Fisherman in Elmina, Ghana.
Fearless worshiper
Sharjah morning sunshine
"Bucked-OFF", the moment of IMPACT !!!!
When the sea and sky blend
Portrait of  'The Lion King'
R-Evolution Sunrise
They Might be Giants
Food for Thought
Whale, Whale, Whale
Silver Reflect, Marching Band  .... Mardis Gras
Half Calf
Sunset Setting with Windsurfing
Sunrise on the Yellowstone
To be a Cowboy
An Itchy Black Rhino
Zagreb's Tunnel Walk
The miniature effect of Victoria Falls
The Sun making my son look like a shadow
Slate layers in Jay Cooke State Park
Harbor seal watching in the afternoon
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Whale, Whale, Whale

An incredible day kayaking with these gentle giants in the waters around Maui. The mother protects the baby from below, while the male escort keeps a close eye out for any competition or anything else he deems dangerous. Luckily, I must not have registered as anything big enough to even worry about.

TAGS: Hawaii, Humpback, Ocean, Scuba, Underwater, Whale

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Sean Steininger.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2016
Total Views: 28
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2017, 12:20 a.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-GH2
Focal Length: 9mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO160
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PHOTO LOCATION Lahaina, Hawaii, United States of America