Humpback, Whales

A Curtain Of Water Off Fluke
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A humpback whale dove and left a curtain of water trailing off of its fluke.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:48 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2501
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Huge Fluke Quietly Submerged
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The fluke of this humpback whale quietly submerged into a fairly calm sea.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:48 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2504
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The Hump Of The Humpback Whale
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The name humpback whale derives from the hump visible when it surfaces.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:10:57 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_0762
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Scars Visible On Its Back
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Scars were visible on the back of this humpback whale.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:11:19 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_0774
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Blow Hole Visible Against Hills
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In the distance, a humpback whale discharged seawater to clear its blow hole for breathing. The spray was made visible by the dark hills behind.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:16:43 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2509
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Whale Barely Breaking The Surface
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A whale barely broke the surface as it appeared nearby.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:26:45 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_0786
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Whale Dove Straight Down
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A whale dove with its flukes pointing straight up into the air.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:27:16 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2534
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Side View Of Flukes
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A side view of flukes about to vanish under the water.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:28:20 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_0810
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Size Of Whale Versus Boat
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A whale surfaced between the two boats allowing the far boat to be used to judge the size of the whale.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:28:26 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2541
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Young Whale Cleared Blow Hole
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A young humpback whale cleared its blow hole on the far side of its mother. A good picture to post on Mother's Day.


The Trip To Watch Whales   •  Monterey Bay to the Pacific Ocean   •  Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 13 May 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:29:22 Thursday 21 October 2010)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #TNT_0850
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