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Humpback Whale Breaching humpback whale taken while on a sunset dinner cruise near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Geotagged,Humpback whale,Megaptera novaeangliae,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Humpback Whale

Breaching humpback whale taken while on a sunset dinner cruise near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

    comments (4)

  1. Wow, great shot but a perfect timing.
    I'm jealous :)
    Posted 7 years ago
  2. Having tried this in South Africa, I know how incredibly hard it is to:
    a) know where they breach
    b) if you're in the right area, be on time
    c) somehow compensate for the rocking boat

    You executed it perfectly! What a way to enter JungleDragon. Promoted.
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks. It's a photo I'm quite proud of! Posted 7 years ago
      1. As you should be! Few are able to make such a photo and those that are able often still cant due to it simply requiring extraordinary patience (or luck). Posted 7 years ago

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The humpback whale is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m and weigh around 25–30 metric tons. The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular with whale watchers. Males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Wendy
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Uploaded Aug 6, 2014. Captured Feb 22, 2014 18:49.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/4.0
  • 1/664s
  • ISO160
  • 55mm