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 (399)

foto7399

foto7399, 2 months ago

I so love this photo

officinadelboscolab

officinadelboscolab, 2 months ago

😍

skiingchik

skiingchik, 2 months ago

Love~ your photographs are beyond extraordinary. Thank you for sharing these images with the world so that we may see the beauty of the ocean creatures.

ivanmutruc

ivanmutruc, 2 months ago

Great πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ€

sabrina_erica93

sabrina_erica93, 2 months ago

@snorkeldownunder

_harounian_

_harounian_, 2 months ago

Incredible πŸ™ŒπŸ½

soph_hamilton99

soph_hamilton99, 2 months ago

@cloallison you'd enjoy following this account

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stephaniepalvadeau

stephaniepalvadeau, 2 months ago

Magnifique !!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

skepticalmama

skepticalmama, 2 months ago

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evanaelie

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chrisfijiyee

chrisfijiyee, 2 months ago

@nicolaglendining 😁

awakentozen

awakentozen, 2 months ago

Baby has bumps on his nose like barnacles πŸ˜€ gorgeous pictures ... such majestic creatures

playfulgigi

playfulgigi, 2 months ago

So beautiful!

dronesey

dronesey, 1 month ago

Great pic!!!

pistarae

pistarae, 1 month ago

Wow

johnforger45

johnforger45, 1 month ago

Wow what a photo πŸ˜³πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

happy_beatle4

happy_beatle4, 22 days ago

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

farshaskari

farshaskari, 10 days ago

Love this πŸ’™

leticiaszabo

leticiaszabo, 1 day ago

@bernardosaba olha as fotos desse cara 😱😍