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Life

Life
Taken by
vanessa Mignon
Date taken
Sept. 6, 2013
Description
Humpback whales migrate to Tonga every year to mate, give birth and nurse their baby. This year we were very fortunate to swim with several pair of mothers and calves. In this encounter the mother regularly pushed her small calf towards the surface of the water. This is common behaviour with young babies when the mothers support them on their nose and help them breath. Considering that humpback whales have nearly been driven to extinction by whaling, and that the Tongan humpback population is still classified as endangered, it is a privilege to see a mother with her offspring.
Camera make
canon
Camera model
5Dmark iii
Housing manufacturer
nauticam
Lighting
N/A
Accessories
Shutter speed
160
Aperture
10
ISO
320
Location