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Rub My Belly!
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Copyright: Brian Rouble (brouble) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 2 N: 55] (357)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 18:09
Viewed: 3842
Points: 2
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Another photo of Humpback Whales.

In the background is a calf and in the foreground is mother swimming on her back. Apparently humpbacks are very friendly animals that love to play.

Thanks for looking.

From Wikipedia

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 1216 metres (4050 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water. Males produce a complex whale song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time. The purpose of the song is not yet clear, although it appears to have a role in mating.

Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000 kilometres each year. Humpbacks feed only in summer, in polar waters, and migrate to tropical or sub-tropical waters to breed and give birth in the winter. During the winter, humpbacks fast and live off their fat reserves. The species' diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. Humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the spectacular bubble net feeding technique.

Like other large whales, the humpback was and is a target for the whaling industry. Due to over-hunting, its population fell by an estimated 90% before a whaling moratorium was introduced in 1966. Stocks of the species have since partially recovered; however, entanglement in fishing gear, collisions with ships, and noise pollution also remain concerns. There are at least 70,000 humpback whales worldwide. Once hunted to the brink of extinction, humpbacks are now sought out by whale-watchers, particularly off parts of Australia and the United States.

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Hi Brian,

Excellent capture of action. A bit unconventional but good composition. Sharp details.

Thanks for sharing

Pekka

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