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 (357)

djslaughters

djslaughters, 9 days ago

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avi_ahmed_shawon

avi_ahmed_shawon, 8 days ago

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a_u_r_o_r_a101

a_u_r_o_r_a101, 8 days ago

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gizemberika, 8 days ago

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waterboy

waterboy, 7 days ago

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stefangradinphoto

stefangradinphoto, 7 days ago

Great photo!πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

anthonywenn_photography

anthonywenn_photography, 6 days ago

Lovely picture 😍

alexanderverbeek

alexanderverbeek, 6 days ago

Love this one!

devyn_ramnarain

devyn_ramnarain, 6 days ago

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pureorganicskincare

pureorganicskincare, 5 days ago

What an incredible shot πŸ’œ

georgejc_

georgejc_, 4 days ago

@rama.jama

dancing_in_the_mo_on_light

dancing_in_the_mo_on_light, 4 days ago

Wonderful!

photos_by_joeydangers

photos_by_joeydangers, 3 days ago

Gorgeous pics!! Very inspiring 😍

marvelouz_animals

marvelouz_animals, 3 days ago

Splendid!

ausseagirl

ausseagirl, 2 days ago

Completely. Incredible. πŸ’™

looseyy

looseyy, 2 days ago

@hanngrant x 2

hanngrant

hanngrant, 2 days ago

@looseyy omgggggg

paula_k41

paula_k41, 2 days ago

So beautiful

paris_andbeyond

paris_andbeyond, 3 hours ago

Animals are soo important aswell like environment saving is the new goalπŸ‘ŒπŸŒ³πŸ‘