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Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) by James Forte

Frederick Sound, Alaska, USA
by James Forte, Santa Barbara, California, USA

"I had been out on Frederick Sound taking landscape images when this humpback
erupted into the air right in front of me. Fortunately I had my camera set up for
wide-angle scenics and was able to capture the twisting spiral of water and whale
launching into the air like a rocket."

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