Download Whale BlowingDownloadDescription: The head of a surfacing Humpback Whale, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Shown in full sunlight surrounded by azure water, the mottled grey snout and crusty white barnicles on the chin are clearly visible. At the far left side of the photo, the blowhole can be seen, spouting a geyser of spray.

Download Whale Tail 1DownloadDescription: The tail of a Humpback Whale, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. This whale was frolicking, waving its tail above the surface of the water. The tail is seen from the underside, showing the white markings on the lower surface. Barnacles encrust the tips of the tail fins, and water sprays off the edges of the tail as the whale slaps the water.

Download Whales ApproachingDownloadDescription: Two Humpback Whales, approaching the camera and surfacing for air, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The whale on the right is closer to the camera and has just spouted, throwing up a cloud of mist which catches the light, making a small rainbow. The back of this whale can be seen above the water. The second whale, on the left, is diving, only its tail visible above the surface as it arches down into the depths.

Download Whale WavingDownloadDescription: The huge pectoral fin of a humpback wale waving above the surface of the water, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. These migrating whales seem to enjoy playing with whale watchers, and wave their fins in greeting, slapping the water and making quite a display. The whale's body can just barely be seen below the surface of the water.

Download Whale Tail 3DownloadDescription: The tail of a Humpback Whale, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The tail is seen from the side in this photo, showing the markings and musculature jsut in front of the tail fins as the whale dives. An arc of spray follows the tail as it arches back down toward the water.

Download Whale Tail 2DownloadDescription: A male Humpback Whale, thrashing the surface of the water with his tail, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. This whale was one of two escorts of a female who was probably pregnant, and was making an aggressive display of power presumably in the attempt to intimidate the photographer. This impressive display was accomplished by sticking his tail out of the water and thrashing it vigorously, sending up huge clouds of spray.

Download Whale Back 2DownloadDescription: The scarred back and dorsal fin of a Humpback Whale, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. This whale had just surfaced, and was diving, the arched back and dorsal fin sticking up out of the water. In this closeup view, the pattern of scars on the back and fin can be seen clearly. These scars help researchers to idenentify individual whales by their markings.

Download Whale SnoutDownloadDescription: The tip of a Humpback Whales snout, protruding above the surface of the water, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Barnacles can be seen growing on the whale's chin, and the nobby upper surface of the snout can be seen clearly.

Download Whale RollingDownloadDescription: A humpback whale rolling upside down after surfacing, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The whale is almost entirely underwater except for a small patch of its belly and the tips of its tail fins, but the whole body can be seen through the clear water, fins spread, white underside facing the sky as the whale arches back down into the water. Below, the shadowy form of another whale rising toward the surface can just barely be seen in the depths.

Download Whale Back 1DownloadDescription: The back and dorsal fin of a Humpback Whale, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. This whale had just surfaced for air and was diving, its arched back sticking up out of the water. The whales tail can be seen under the water on the right side of the photo. Behind the whale is another whale, also surfacing, with just the tip of its dorsal fin visible above the waves.

Download Whale Belly 2DownloadDescription: A Humpback Whale, turned over upside down under the water to display its white bely. The only part of the whale above the surface of the water is the tip of one of its pectoral fins, but the whole body of the whale can be seen under the surface.

Download Whale Belly 1DownloadDescription: The belly of a Humpback Whale, taken off the coast of Queensland, Australia. This whale rolled over on its back and was stickin its belly up out of the water. The white underside of the whale can be seen cleary, along with barnacles growing on its skin.

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