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Here fishy fishy!  This was such a cool experience!!!  After learning the whale's song from hearing it over and over that season, I was able to humm a pretty good tune myself & had them to come to me, verses trying to follow them :) Sweet!   Tonga...
By Jeannette Howard
posted Saturday, December 29, 2007
42 votes

Baby humpback whale in the waters of Vava'u, Tonga. This calf was quite interactive and checked us out a number of times.
This was my first use of the Canon 550D, Tokina 10-17mm lens and the ikelite housing - without strobe.
By Richard Wylie
posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011
41 votes

Humpback whale mother and 4 week old calf. Vava'u Tonga. Nikon D300 in sea & sea housing.
By Melissa Fiene
posted Monday, January 4, 2010
40 votes

Humpback calf gliding
By Sabine Frank
posted Sunday, January 10, 2010
37 votes

Southern hemisphere humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Mother and calf - synchronizing
By Jovin Lim
posted Monday, October 13, 2008
34 votes

Humpback whale mother and 4 week old calf taken in Vava'u Tonga. I was lucky enough to spend 30 amazing minutes with them and came within 2 meters.
By Melissa Fiene
posted Sunday, January 3, 2010
34 votes

Image of a humpback mother and calf, taken in Vava'u Tonga. Nikon D300 10-20mm sigma, in sea & sea housing.
By Melissa Fiene
posted Thursday, September 10, 2009
31 votes

An emotional bond between mother and calf.
By Brian Heagney
posted Tuesday, December 17, 2013
31 votes

Mother and new born calf in Tonga off Vava'u, no strobes just had nice ambient light
By Jeannette Howard
posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008
28 votes

Magic number - A mother Humpback, her new born calf and an escorting male turn in unison approaching the lens. A heart pounding moment on a day when the curiosity of these whales was exposed with great natural light and superb visibility. Ha'apai.
By Brian Heagney
posted Sunday, January 1, 2012
26 votes
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Mom and Her Calf
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A calf, mother, & escort humpback whale dance & spin in t... by Sean Steininger
A calf, mother, & escort humpback whale dance & spin in the emerald blue of Tonga. The leviathans circled directly beneath me. The calf began to ascend towards the surface, as the youngling needs to breath much more often than the adults.
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Let's play together!
2 Humpback whales are playing with a school Rough-toothed dolphins.
With Canon5Dmark IV camera, Canon8-15mm Fisheye Lens, nature light.
F/5,1/320,ISO500.
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This cheeky humpback rolled and frolicked at the surface before giving me an up close swish of it's fluke and returning back down to mom resting below.
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A playful humpback whale rolls and frolics just below the surface of the water in Ha'apai, Kingdom of Tonga.
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Humpbacks in Tonga
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Humpback whale calf fly-by
This gorgeous calf gave us one this one epic fly-by as mom rested below before swimming off into the blue. Ha'Apai, Kingdom of Tonga.
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Magical world swimming with Humpback Whales in Tonga.
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Humpback mom and calf
Sometimes things go just right. A mother and calf humpback approach within 15 feet in gin clear water off the sandy shallows of Ha'apai, Tonga.
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Eye to eye with a humpback whale.
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Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
I only had a couple of seconds to reset my focus points and switch to portrait orientation as this stunning adult humpback whale slowly ascended to the surface off the coast of Ha'apai, Kingdom of Tonga.
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Mother and baby Humpbacks in the shallow waters of Tonga.
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I encountered this baby humpback in Tonga , this year. I stayed there for about half a month, but I have a stronger impression than any whale I have ever met. Even though new born calf was curious and played well with me.
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This energetic boy was very artistic. His dance was like a solo ballet.
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Flip.
Humpback calf rolls around belly up. by Kim Ramsay
Flip.
Humpback calf rolls around belly up.
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Looking up in Swallows Cave by Kim Ramsay
Looking up in Swallows Cave
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The stillness of Swallows Cave - Tonga by Kim Ramsay
The stillness of Swallows Cave - Tonga
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Humpback calf. by Kim Ramsay
Humpback calf.
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Vortex.
Freediver floats amidst the baitfish of Swallows... by Kim Ramsay
Vortex.
Freediver floats amidst the baitfish of Swallows Cave, Tonga
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Tonga
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Reverence.
Young adult male humpback poses for a shot. by Kim Ramsay
Reverence.
Young adult male humpback poses for a shot.
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Joy.
Humpback calf frolics near the surface. by Kim Ramsay
Joy.
Humpback calf frolics near the surface.
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FLUKE
Every whale has unique markings on its fluke.
Sho... by Kim Ramsay
FLUKE
Every whale has unique markings on its fluke.
Shot taken in Vava'u Tonga with the Olympus OMD EM1Markii & 12mm lens
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tonga
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Cosmic 
Humpback whale suspended in the deep sea, lookin... by Kim Ramsay
Cosmic
Humpback whale suspended in the deep sea, looking like it's floating in space.
Shot on Olympus OMDEm1 Markii, Contrast and brightness, saturation adjustments in Lightroom
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Humpback calf comes closer for a look. by Kim Ramsay
Humpback calf comes closer for a look.
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Having fun with a Humpback Whale
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Tiny crab living living underneath a nodosus starfish. by Bianca Spruit
Tiny crab living living underneath a nodosus starfish.
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date posted posted: Friday, November 9, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tonga
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Beautiful Humpback performing close-up for me in Tonga.
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