Singing Humpbacks

 

Many male humpback whales take the migration south each year in the hope of fathering future generations of the species.  Whilst down in warmer waters the males will often just hang in the water and sing and all will sing the same song, which will often only change substantially the following season.  Once a male finds a female he thinks he might have a chance with he will often follow her around for a day or so.  If she has a calf he will become an escort of mom and calf in the hope she may well become receptive to his advances in the near future, but when other males come around things can get interesting…  See more images on the Maui Gallery.

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