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photo of Orcas Swimming Whale Picture Orcas Swimming Whale Picture
Two Whales Breaking waves in Unison
Alaska. Two Orca Killer Whale (Grampus orca) swimming side by side
photo of Native Elders Carving Native Elders Carving

Alaska. Barrow elders sharpening the knives for harvesting the first bowhead whale (Balaena...
photo of Breaching Humpback Whale Frederick Sound Alaska USA Breaching Humpback Whale Frederick Sound Alaska USA
This breaching Humpback Whale in the waters of Frederick Sound in Tongass National Forest in Alaska, USA manages to get its entire body out of the water.
A spectacular behavior performed by a Humpback Whale is the breach and this whale in Frederick...
photo of Humpback Whale Flipper Rainbow Backdrop Frederick Sound Alaska Humpback Whale Flipper Rainbow Backdrop Frederick Sound Alaska
A Humpback Whale raises its flipper to slap the surface of the water in Frederick Sound in Tongass National Park in Alaska while a vibrant rainbow decorates the backdrop.
The Pacific Ocean seems endless except for the silhouette of a mountain range in the backdrop which...
photo of Humpback Whale Mist Frederick Sound Tongass National Forest Humpback Whale Mist Frederick Sound Tongass National Forest
The mist from a breath a Humpback Whale takes in Frederick Sound in Tongass National Forest in Alaska, lingers high in the air above him.
About 500 Humpback Whales frequent the waters of Frederick Sound in Tongass National Forest in...
photo of Alaska State Marine Ferry Whale Watching Inside Passage Alaska Alaska State Marine Ferry Whale Watching Inside Passage Alaska
As the Alaska State Marine Ferry travels through the Inside Passage in Alaska, USA, passengers spend time whale watching as a pod of Orca swim near.
While traveling through the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska aboard the Alaska State Marine...
photo of Bowhead Whale Sunset Butchering Kaktovik Village Alaska Bowhead Whale Sunset Butchering Kaktovik Village Alaska
During the sunset hours, Inupiat men from the village of Kaktovik in Alaska, USA begin the butchering of a Bowhead Whale recently harpooned in the Arctic Ocean.
After harpooning a Bowhead Whale, two men from the village of Kaktovik in Alaska, USA start to make...
photo of Beluga Sculptures Bird Point Alaska USA Beluga Sculptures Bird Point Alaska USA
Beluga sculptures emerge from the cement at the Bird Point trailhead at Turnagain Arm and the Seward Highway in Alaska, USA.
While traveling along the Seward Highway at Turnagain Arm in Alaska, USA, Bird Point is a unique...
photo of Harpooned Bowhead Whale Coastal Sunset Kaktovik Alaska Harpooned Bowhead Whale Coastal Sunset Kaktovik Alaska
As the sunset hues highlight the sky, a couple of men begin to butcher a recently harpooned Bowhead Whale where it is laid to rest on the coastal shores in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, USA.
The sky is an array of beautiful colors at sunset over the Arctic Ocean, but the sight along the...
photo of Kaktovik Village Children Butchered Bowhead Whale Alaska Kaktovik Village Children Butchered Bowhead Whale Alaska
Inupiat children stand next to the head of a butchered Bowhead Whale near the village of Kaktovik in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
The Eskimo people from the village of Kaktovik in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska...
photo of Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska
The Eskimos in Barrow, Alaska find the only convenient form of transportation for a Bowhead Whale is by using two forklifts.
After hunting a Bowhead Whale in the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska, two men use forklift...
photo of Subsistence Whale Hunting Flag Waving Barrow Alaska Subsistence Whale Hunting Flag Waving Barrow Alaska
A whaler waving his flag shows his people the Bowhead Whale he has hunted in the waters of Barrow, Alaska as subsistence whale hunting is still allowed here.
An Eskimo man, Captain Charles Hopson, waving his flag while standing atop a bowhead whale which he...
photo of Bowhead Whale Cutting Native Culture Alaska Bowhead Whale Cutting Native Culture Alaska
Part of the native Eskimo culture in Barrow, Alaska, is the cutting up the skin and blubber of a Bowhead Whale which was recently harpooned.
The Eskimo people who reside in the village of Barrow, Alaska have harpooned a Bowhead Whale as...
photo of Harpooned Bowhead Whale Frozen Chukchi Sea Harpooned Bowhead Whale Frozen Chukchi Sea
A harpooned Bowhead Whale lies motionless in the frozen pieces of ice floating on the surface of the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska.
Harpooning whales is what the Eskimos in Alaska find to be part of their culture and tradition...
photo of Bowhead Whale Blubber Butchering Alaska Bowhead Whale Blubber Butchering Alaska
A group of Eskimos take part in butchering a Bowhead Whale by pulling away the blubber on the shores of the Chukchi Sea in Barrow, Alaska.
After the whaling crew in Barrow, Alaska has killed a Bowhead Whale, they tow it the icy shore...
photo of Big Humpback Whale Breaching Frederick Sound Alaska 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...
photo of Shoreline Whale Breaching Tongass National Park Alaska Shoreline Whale Breaching Tongass National Park Alaska
From the shoreline rocks in Tongass National Park in Alaska, seals watch a Humpback Whale breaching in Frederick Sound on a summer day.
An acrobatic performed by a Humpback Whale is breaching and close to the shoreline of Tongass...
photo of Ocean Splash Breaching Humpback Whale Alaska Ocean Splash Breaching Humpback Whale Alaska
A Humpback Whale breaching in the Pacific Ocean creates a massive splash after breaching in Frederick Sound in Alaska, USA.
A Humpback Whale breaching can cause a massive stir to the surface of the ocean when he lands and...
photo of Humpback Whale Breach Tongass National Forest Alaska Humpback Whale Breach Tongass National Forest Alaska
From the shores of Tongass National Forest in Alaska in the summer, visitors can occasionally view the breach of a Humpback Whale.
The landscape around Tongass National Forest in Alaska, USA is beautiful during the summer months...
photo of Humpback Whale Fluke Frederick Sound Alaska Humpback Whale Fluke Frederick Sound Alaska
The huge flukes on the tail of Humpback Whale are clearly visible as it dives to feed in the waters of Frederick Sound in Alaska, USA.
Each fluke on the tail of a Humpback Whale has white markings which are how each Humpback Whale is...
photo of Dead Minke Whale Katmai National Park Alaska Dead Minke Whale Katmai National Park Alaska
People come to investigate a dead Minke Whale found on the beach at Kaflia Bay in Katmai National Park in Alaska, USA.
A Minke Whale can carry a very strong odor when it is alive and well, so imagine what this dead...
photo of Humpback Whale Breaching Alaska Summer Humpback Whale Breaching Alaska Summer
A Humpback Whale breaching in the waters of Frederick Sound in Southeast Alaska during the summer season.
It is amazing to watch a mammal as massive as a Humpback Whale lift its entire body out of the...
photo of Breaching Marine Mammal Tongass National Forest Alaska Breaching Marine Mammal Tongass National Forest Alaska
In the waters off Tongass National Forest in Alaska, USA, one can watch a large marine mammal such as a Humpback Whale breaching on many occasions.
Crashing into the calm waters of Frederick Sound in Alaska, USA, the pectoral fin on a Humpback...
photo of Enormous Humpback Whale Summer Breaching Enormous Humpback Whale Summer Breaching
On a beautiful summer day in Frederick Sound in Alaska, an enormous Humpback Whale surfaces but does not seem to get too much air time on this breach.
Watching an enormous whale like this Humpback, lift its knobbly head out of the water in Frederick...
photo of Whale Crashing Pacific Ocean Alaska USA Whale Crashing Pacific Ocean Alaska USA
After a breach, a Humpback Whale crashing his huge body against the surface of the Pacific Ocean in Alaska, USA.
The underside of this Humpback Whale and the large pectoral fins while crashing its massive body...
photo of Large Wave From Humpback Whale Pacific Ocean Large Wave From Humpback Whale Pacific Ocean
As this Humpback Whale crashes into the Pacific Ocean in Alaska, USA, a large wave is created from the impact which sprays out on either side of the whale.
The Pacific Ocean rolls over the top of the large body of this Humpback Whale after breaching in...
photo of Man Cutting Whale Picture Man Cutting Whale Picture
An Eskimo man spends his day cutting up the blubber of a whale that was harpooned in the Chukchi Sea in Alaska.
Eskimo people that live around the Chukchi Sea in Alaska, still find whaling as a major part in...
photo of Eskimo Community Team Work Alaska Eskimo Community Team Work Alaska
In the Eskimo town of Barrow, Alaska, the community pulls together as a team and will work until they bring a Bowhead Whale ashore.
At the northernmost settlement on the North American mainland and in the United States, is the...
photo of Whale Butchering Eskimo Village Barrow Alaska Whale Butchering Eskimo Village Barrow Alaska
Men from the Eskimo village of Barrow, Alaska, spend their days on the icy shores butchering a Bowhead whale.
Most people find that butchering a whale is an unnecessary act of violence, but the Eskimo...
photo of Baleen Whale Eskimo Harpoon Alaska Baleen Whale Eskimo Harpoon Alaska
Baleen Whale and Native Kids
Part of the native culture of an Eskimo tribe in Alaska is to harpoon whales which they then...
photo of Humpback Whale Spout Sunset Frederick Sound Humpback Whale Spout Sunset Frederick Sound
A humpback whale breath creates a spout which catches the light of sunset while cruising the waters of Frederick Sound in the Tongass National Forest.
Alaska, Tongass National Forest, Mist hangs in air from Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae)...
photo of Humpback Whale Skin Barnacles Humpback Whale Skin Barnacles
Details of the skin of a Humpback Whale with patches of barnacles, seen in Frederick Sound.
USA, Alaska, Tongass National Forest, Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaengliae) in Frederick Sound on...
photo of Antarctic Humpback Whale Picture Antarctic Humpback Whale Picture
A dream travel destination is the Antarctic where visitors can see wildlife including whales such as the humpback whale, penguins, and much more.
MRA Visitors to the Antarctic Peninsula are treated to close-up views of a female humpback whale...
photo of Kayaker With Orca Whale Kayaker With Orca Whale
A Orca Whale surprises kayakers on a trip in Southeast Alaska
Alaska. SE. Inside Passage sea kayakers get a close up view of a large Orca, Grampus orcinus.
photo of Orca Breach Photo Orca Breach Photo
A large orca breaches during a boat tour in Resurrection Bay, Alaska.
Alaska . Resurrection Bay . Visitor , Marie Louise Rausch , photographs an Orca / Killer Whale...
photo of Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales
A group of humpback whales collaborate in bubblenet feeding in the Chatham Strait of Alaska.
Alaska. Humpback Whales bubblenet feeding (Megaptera novaeangliae)A group of whales swims rapidly...
photo of Humpback Whales Feeding Inside Passage Humpback Whales Feeding Inside Passage
A group of humpback whales bubblenet Feeding along the Inside Passage in Chatham Strait, Alaska.
Alaska. Humpback Whales bubblenet feeding (Megaptera novaeangliae). A group of whales swims rapidly...
photo of Picture Of Beluga Whales Picture Of Beluga Whales
Beluga Whales Swimming Underwater
Canada. Manitoba. Whale, Beluga (White) (Delphinapterus leucas) Underwater, wild, Churchill River.
photo of Whale Watching Antarctica Whale Watching Antarctica
Visitors see Humpback on Antarctic Whale Watching Cruise
Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula. Gerlache Strait. A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)...
photo of Leaping Whale Leaping Whale
Inisde Passage Whale
Alaska. Southeast AK. Frederick Sound. Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching.
photo of Orca Whales Orca Whales
Pod in Southeast of Orca
Alaska. Juneau. Pod of Orca's in the Fredrick Sound.
photo of Tail Of Humpback Tail Of Humpback
Humpback Whale Tail
Alaska. Seward. Kenai Fjords National Park. Humpback whale .

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