Big Humpback Whale Breaching Frederick Sound Alaska

A big Humpback Whale shows passengers aboard a whale watching excursion in Frederick Sound, Alaska his breaching techniques.

Breaching is a common behavioral trait of a Humpback Whale and this one gives us a close look at his underneath as he brings his big body out of the water of Frederick Sound in Alaska, USA. When a Humpback Whale shows its underside there may be barnacles attached to the grooves, like on this one. Breaching may be done for various reasons like an act of enjoyment, play, socialization with other whales or simply to try and remove some of the parasites.

USA, Alaska, Tongass National Forest, Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae) breaches in Frederick Sound on summer day



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Photo Title: Big Humpback Whale Breaching Frederick Sound Alaska

A big Humpback Whale shows passengers aboard a whale watching excursion in Frederick Sound, Alaska his breaching techniques.

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Megaptera Novaengliae

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