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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2018

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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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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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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: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Beautiful Humpback performing close-up for me in Tonga.
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Amazing encounter with Humpback Whale in Tonga
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Humpback whale/Vava'u Tonga
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Portrait of humpback whale/Humpback whale/Vava'u Tonga
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Sunny baby/Humpback whale/Vava'u Tonga
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Mother and calf/Humpback whale/Vava'u Tonga
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Big Fin & Small Fin/ VAVA'U, Tonga.
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Big tail and small tail/ Humpback whale/Vava'u Tonga
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We arrived just in time to capture the beautiful light sh... by Jessie Cripps
We arrived just in time to capture the beautiful light shafts filtering into the cave from the afternoon sun.
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Awesome composition of the freediver with the sun rays. Excellent photo.
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Family fun time...... nikon d7100 nauticam housing.Tokina... by Bradley Kerslake
Family fun time...... nikon d7100 nauticam housing.Tokina 10-17mm @10mm
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Breath of Fresh Air
SonyRX100m2 Natural Light by Thomasin Lockwood
Breath of Fresh Air
SonyRX100m2 Natural Light
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Tonga
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Silent Blue
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Timor Sea Tonga
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An emotional bond between mother and calf. by Brian Heagney
An emotional bond between mother and calf.
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A baby Humpback smiles on the back of it's mum. by Brian Heagney
A baby Humpback smiles on the back of it's mum.
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Lonely coral bush with its inhabitants in murky bay by Daniel Poloha
Lonely coral bush with its inhabitants in murky bay
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date posted posted: Monday, October 28, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Tonga
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mother and calf humpback whale coming up for air taken with Olympus e -520 DSLR No strobes, 9-18mm W/Angle lens Athena Dome port f12 1/160th
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Shallows of Vava'u, Tonga by Daniel Poloha
Shallows of Vava'u, Tonga
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Tonga
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Young freediver descending by Daniel Poloha
Young freediver descending
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
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Playing with the blue sea star by Daniel Poloha
Playing with the blue sea star
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Pacific Tonga
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Coral gardens of the Kingdom of Tonga by Daniel Poloha
Coral gardens of the Kingdom of Tonga
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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