humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, courtship behavior - male approaches female while blowing bubbles aggressively, note parasitic acorn barnacles under chin, Cornula diaderma, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean


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Humpback Whale | Megaptera novaeangliae

humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, courtship behavior - male approaches female while blowing bubbles aggressively, note parasitic acorn barnacles under chin, Cornula diaderma, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Masa Ushioda

Image dimensions: 4000x2667