Tag: whales

Dec 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: What Lurks Beneath

Picture of the Day: What Lurks Beneath

WHAT LURKS BENEATH Photograph by JUSTIN HOFMAN Website | 1x.com | Prints available In this amazing over/under photograph we see a southern right whale underneath the boat of whale watchers off the coast of Argentina in the Peninsula Valdez. The whales come to these waters to birth their calves and mate. The…

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Sep 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: An Albino Humpback Whale

Picture of the Day: An Albino Humpback Whale

AN ALBINO HUMPBACK WHALE Photograph by JENNY DEAN | Prints available In this rare capture by Jenny Dean, we see an albino Humpback whale, strongly believed to be Migaloo, the only documented white humpback whale in the world. According to the Courier-Mail, Migaloo was spotted outside the North Barnard Islands near Innisfail,…

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May 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: Out for a Family Stroll

Picture of the Day: Out for a Family Stroll

OUT FOR A FAMILY STROLL Photograph by Réunion Underwater Photography | On Facebook In this majestic photo we see a mother and baby Sperm whale swimming in the ocean. The Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of the toothed whales. Its name derives from a waxy liquid called spermaceti, found in…

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Mar 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: Orcas in Alaska

Picture of the Day: Orcas in Alaska

ORCAS IN ALASKA Photograph by Rennett Stowe In this beautiful capture by Rennett Stowe we see two Orcas surfacing as they make their way through a fjord in Alaska. In the distance a massive glacier can be seen. The killer whale (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the orca whale or orca,…

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Nov 16, 2012

Picture of the Day: The White Whale

Picture of the Day: The White Whale

THE WHITE WHALE Photograph by Dan Fisher An extremely rare white humpback whale was spotted recently near Norway. Welsh maritime engineer Dan Fisher made the startling discovery off the coast of Norway in August. According to the Daily Mail (where you can find more photos), Fisher has dubbed him Willow the White…

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Mar 6, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Pod of Sleeping Sperm Whales

Picture of the Day: A Pod of Sleeping Sperm Whales

A POD OF SLEEPING SPERM WHALES Photograph by Wild Wonders of Europe [www.wild-wonders.com] via Business & Biodiversity Campaign Spotted off the coast of the Azores in Portugal, this incredible image shows a pod of sleeping sperm whales. Back in 2008, Patrick Miller, a senior researcher fellow at the University of St. Andrews…

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Feb 8, 2012

Picture of the Day: Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective

Picture of the Day: Putting the Size of a Whale in Perspective

PUTTING THE SIZE OF A WHALE IN PERSPECTIVE Photograph by Michael Swaine @ AbovePhotograph.com.au Everyone knows whales are huge. In fact, the Blue Whale is the largest known animal to have ever existed (source). Roughly the length of a basketball court, these majestic creatures are a sight to behold. In this startling…

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