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One of many wonderful moments from our tour through Kenai Fjords National Park. @kenaifjordstours @k

One of many wonderful moments from our tour through Kenai Fjords National Park. @kenaifjordstours @kenaifjordsnps #alaska #seward #kenaifjordsnationalpark #kenaifjords #explorealaska #humpback #whale #whaletail #wildlife #marinelife #travel #travelphotography (at Kenai Fjords National Park)


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Humpback whale calf fly-by

Humpback Whale calf | Megaptera novaeangliae

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A wonderful footage of hungry humpback whales feeding…amazing !!

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Top Shot: A Summer Evening SwimTop Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous d

Top Shot: A Summer Evening Swim

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos selected by the Your Shot editors. The photo our community has voted as their favorite is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Click here to vote for tomorrow’s Top Shot.

“Evening tours are the best when going whale watching during the Icelandic summers,” writes Your Shot photographer Koen Hoekemeijer. “Feeding humpbacks, arctic terns flying around to pick up the leftovers and the low standing sun creating beautiful colors.” Photograph by Koen Hoekemeijer


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Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)Also known as: Humpie, Humpback (salmon)For the final illustratiPink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)Also known as: Humpie, Humpback (salmon)For the final illustrati

Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
Also known as: Humpie, Humpback (salmon)

For the final illustration we have the smallest and the most numerous of the Pacific salmon. Pinks are also the shortest lived, completing their entire life cycle in just 2 years. Unlike the other species they have no variation in lifespan - the cycle is followed very strictly. Interestingly, this has created genetically separate odd- and even-year spawning populations which never interbreed. Rivers will usually have a majority of one or the other, occasionally completely switching over. “Humpies” are unmistakable and it’s not hard to see where they get their nickname. When entering the river to spawn, males grow an incredibly humpback. The soft pinkish green depicted here are early spawning colours; eventually they turn a dark purplish black. The white belly splotches are unique and can identify them even when spawning colours are still developing. Like Chum, Pinks go straight to sea after hatching. The large spotting on the tail is ever-present and will identify them at all times, also in salt water. It is at sea that the Pink salmon is most commercially valuable. They have been hunted and canned in Alaska since the late 1800′s and still about 400 million are killed yearly, making up most of the annual Pacific salmon catch. Maximum size is 30 inch (76 cm) and 15 lbs (7 kg), but 18-25 inch (45-60 cm) and 3-5 lbs (1.5-2 kg) is average.

This may have been the final true Pacific salmon, but there’s some bonus fish coming…


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Humpback Whales
Malta-based underwater photographer Kurt Arrigo flew to Tonga to capture stunning photos of humpback whales.

Exploring Broughton

Exploring Broughton


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My First Encounter with Two Humpback Whales. To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our b

My First Encounter with Two Humpback Whales. To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀⠀
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Mother Humpback Whale Dedication. ⁠ To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⁠ Pho

Mother Humpback Whale Dedication. ⁠
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Photo by @whalewatchwesternaustralia⁠
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Whale Watching in Baja California! To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀ Pho

Whale Watching in Baja California! To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀
Photo by @WhaleWatchCabo ⠀⠀
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Orcas, Humpbacks and Gulls. To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀⁠⠀ Photo by

Orcas, Humpbacks and Gulls. To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀⁠⠀
Photo by @krisztinabalotay⁠⠀⠀⁠⠀
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Humpbacks by the Golden Gate Bridge. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⁠ #w

Humpbacks by the Golden Gate Bridge. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⁠
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Did you know that Whale Tales has over 1100 stories that you can read?! To read them all (and submit

Did you know that Whale Tales has over 1100 stories that you can read?! To read them all (and submit your own!) head over to whale-tales.org!⠀⠀
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Healing with Whales. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀ Photo by @WhaleWa

Healing with Whales. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀
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Have you checked out our blog series, Tales of Saving Whales? We focus on personal stories about cha

Have you checked out our blog series, Tales of Saving Whales? We focus on personal stories about changes people can make to help cetaceans (and marine life) and we want to feature YOU! Get in touch (DM, comment or email) to share how you help these amazing animals.⠀ ⠀⠀
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Feeding Day. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀ Photo by @KrisztinaBalot

Feeding Day. To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀
Photo by @KrisztinaBalotay ⁠⠀⠀
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Tailing Slapping Party. To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀ Photo by @Whal

Tailing Slapping Party. To read this story (and more!) follow the link in our bio.⁠⠀⠀
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Humpback whale breaching off the coast of Augusta.

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