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Happy Family Mother and Calf Humpback whale escorted by a male Humpback Whale.<br />
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During our swim with them, we were able to hear the male Humpback whales singing, listen to him here :<br />
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Happy Family

Mother and Calf Humpback whale escorted by a male Humpback Whale.

During our swim with them, we were able to hear the male Humpback whales singing, listen to him here :

    comments (9)

  1. Oooooh, that is super! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes, its a mind blowing experience to swim with them and hear all the singing :) Posted 7 months ago
  2. Incredible!! Love the photo and the video. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Happy to share and thanks for your kind words and appreciation :) Posted 7 months ago
  3. This makes my day! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Glad it did :)
      Could never get bored of the singing whales :D
      Posted 7 months ago
  4. Today's Facebook post:

    A truly magnificent scene! This photo shows a humpback whale cow, calf, and their male escort. A male will often "escort" a female in hopes that he will be able to mate with her once she comes into estrous again. He basically becomes her shadow and aggressively defends his position if challenged. He will even mimic her breathing patterns! That's dedication, especially considering female humpbacks only give birth once every 2-3 years! Be sure to check out the video in the original post of the male singing!! {Photo taken in French Polynesia by JungleDragon moderator, Albert Kang} #JungleDragon #HumpbackWhale

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife/
    Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks again Christine for this feature :) Posted 7 months ago
      1. You're welcome, Albert! It is a really remarkable spotting. Posted 7 months 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
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