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 (407)

evanaelie

evanaelie, 5 months ago

♥️♥️

chrisfijiyee

chrisfijiyee, 5 months ago

@nicolaglendining 😁

awakentozen

awakentozen, 5 months ago

Baby has bumps on his nose like barnacles 😀 gorgeous pictures ... such majestic creatures

playfulgigi

playfulgigi, 5 months ago

So beautiful!

dronesey

dronesey, 4 months ago

Great pic!!!

pistarae

pistarae, 4 months ago

Wow

johnforger45

johnforger45, 4 months ago

Wow what a photo 😳🇺🇸

happy_beatle69

happy_beatle69, 4 months ago

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

farshaskari

farshaskari, 3 months ago

Love this 💙

leticiaszabo

leticiaszabo, 3 months ago

@bernardosaba olha as fotos desse cara 😱😍

animals_illife

animals_illife, 2 months ago

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milenagonzalez.s

milenagonzalez.s, 2 months ago

Just awesome!! I'm student of photography and i wish someday can make something amazing like this 😍😍

carusocunningham

carusocunningham, 2 months ago

Wow God bless Mother Nature kudos

sandra_lagu

sandra_lagu, 2 months ago

@aamores14

aamores14

aamores14, 2 months ago

@sandra_lagu dios gordi esta si 😍😍😍

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bad.mammajamma, 2 months ago

@white_male_tears

makingwaves_jr

makingwaves_jr, 2 months ago

@lloydoshirley 😍

angie.stinson1607

angie.stinson1607, 10 days ago

Wow incredible captivating perfect shot 👌👏😘😘

paulcflandinette

paulcflandinette, 8 days ago

Simply beautiful

natalya_buslaeva

natalya_buslaeva, 2 days ago

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