Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail-slapping in Dahlman Bay, South Shetland Island Group, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Humpback whale populations here are severely depleated from over fishing during the 20th century modern era whaling efforts. Beginning in the 2007/2008 season Japan has committed to killing 50 humpback whales a year for "scientific" purposes.


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Image ID: 0101777-MNO.jpg

Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail-slapping in Dahlman Bay, South Shetland Island Group, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Humpback whale populations here are severely depleated from over fishing during the 20th century modern era whaling efforts. Beginning in the 2007/2008 season Japan has committed to killing 50 humpback whales a year for "scientific" purposes.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 5400x3599