brianskerry Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A two-day old humpback whale calf rests near its mother in the waters off of the Cook Islands, in the South Pacific. This population of humpbacks spends its summer feeding in Antarctica, migrating to warmer waters where calves are born in the winter. 
The bond between moms and their calves is strong, with calves spending their first year with their mothers. During this time, mother humpback whales feed and provide protection for their young. 
Although much has been learned about this species throughout the past several decades of research, many mysteries remain with regards to the many complex societies in the sea.

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A two-day old humpback whale calf rests near its mother in the waters off of the Cook Islands, in the South Pacific. This population of humpbacks spends its summer feeding in Antarctica, migrating to warmer waters where calves are born in the winter. The bond between moms and their calves is strong, with calves spending their first year with their mothers. During this time, mother humpback whales feed and provide protection for their young. Although much has been learned about this species throughout the past several decades of research, many mysteries remain with regards to the many complex societies in the sea. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #humpback #whale #humpbackwhale #follow #followme #photooftheday #cookislands #pacific #underwaterphoto #underwaterphotography #instagood #conservation #research #marinebiology #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador

Comments (409)

pistarae

pistarae, 7 months ago

Wow

johnforger45

johnforger45, 7 months ago

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happy_beatle69

happy_beatle69, 7 months ago

Awwwe-cute. (I would think the mother would have 'PROTECTIVE instincts' & attack you.)

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farshaskari, 6 months ago

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milenagonzalez.s, 6 months ago

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carusocunningham, 5 months ago

Wow God bless Mother Nature kudos

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sandra_lagu, 5 months ago

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paulcflandinette, 3 months ago

Simply beautiful

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