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Cetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection

"Cetacean Surfacing Behavior: Majestic Moments in the Wild" Witnessing the incredible power and grace of a humpback whale

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lifts its flukes as it feeds in the Lynn Canal

A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lifts its flukes as it feeds in the Lynn Canal, Inside passage with the Eagle Glacier and Coast Range in the background; Inside Passage, Alaska

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Silhouette of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lobbing its flukes in the Lynn Canal

Silhouette of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lobbing its flukes in the Lynn Canal, Inside passage with the Chilkat Mountains in the background; Inside Passage, Alaska

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Humpback whale lifting its fluke while feeding in the Lynn Canal at sunset, SE Alaska, USA

Humpback whale lifting its fluke while feeding in the Lynn Canal at sunset, SE Alaska, USA
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lifting its fluke as it feeds in the Lynn Canal at sunset; Southeast Alaska, Alaska, United States of America

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Biggs Killer whales or Orcas at sunset, San Juan Islands, Washington

Biggs Killer whales or Orcas at sunset, San Juan Islands, Washington
Biggs Killer whales or Orca (Orcinus orca) swim toward a colorful sunset in the San Juan Islands; Washington, United States of America

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Silhouette of Chilkat Mountains and an orca with a blow cloud reflected in the sunlight, Alaska, USA

Silhouette of Chilkat Mountains and an orca with a blow cloud reflected in the sunlight, Alaska, USA
Silhouette of an orca (Orcinus orca) with its dorsal fin sticking up out of the water in the Lynn Canal and a blow cloud reflected in the warm sunlight with the Chilkat Mountains in the background at

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Silhouette of an orca with dorsal fin up and a blow cloud reflected in the sunlight, Alaska, USA

Silhouette of an orca with dorsal fin up and a blow cloud reflected in the sunlight, Alaska, USA
Silhouette of an orca (Orcinus orca) with its dorsal fin sticking up out of the water on the Lynn Canal with a blow cloud reflected in the warm sunlight; Inside Passage, Alaska

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Humpback whale fluke surfacing in the water of the Southern Ocean, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

Humpback whale fluke surfacing in the water of the Southern Ocean, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
The tail of a humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, off the Antarctic Peninsula

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Family group, killer whale calf, orca, Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Family group, killer whale calf, orca, Johnstone Strait, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Family group, killer whale calf, orca (Orcinus orca), Johnstone Strait near Robson Bight (Michael Biggs) Ecological Reserve; Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Two humpback whales surfacing the water of the Southern Ocean off of Antarctica

Two humpback whales surfacing the water of the Southern Ocean off of Antarctica
Close-up portrait of two humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) surfacing and splashing in the water of the Southern Ocean off of Antarctica; Southern Ocean, Antarctica

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Glaucous-wing Gull over Humpback Whales bubble-net feeding, Chatham Strait, Alaska, USA

Glaucous-wing Gull over Humpback Whales bubble-net feeding, Chatham Strait, Alaska, USA
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) over bubble-net feeding Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae); Chatham Strait, Tongass National Forest, Alaska, United States of America

Background imageCetacean Surfacing Behavior Collection: Humpback whales tail sticking up out of the water with sunset glowing behind mountains, Alaska, USA

Humpback whales tail sticking up out of the water with sunset glowing behind mountains, Alaska, USA
Silhouette of the flukes of a humpback whales tail (Megaptera novaeangliae) sticking up out of the water with the golden glow of the last light of sunset reflected over the Chilkat Mountains; Lynn


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"Cetacean Surfacing Behavior: Majestic Moments in the Wild" Witnessing the incredible power and grace of a humpback whale, as it lifts its flukes while feeding in the Lynn Canal, Inside Passage, Alaska. The Eagle Glacier and Coast Range provide a breathtaking backdrop to this awe-inspiring sight. Silhouetted against the Chilkat Mountains, a humpback whale playfully lobbing its flukes in the Lynn Canal captures our imagination. Inside Passage, Alaska offers an enchanting setting for these magnificent creatures. As the sun sets over SE Alaska, USA, a humpback whale feeds in the Lynn Canal and lifts its fluke with elegance and purpose. A truly magical moment that showcases nature's beauty at its finest. At sunset in San Juan Islands, Washington, Biggs Killer whales or Orcas create an enchanting spectacle on their journey through pristine waters. Their presence reminds us of the untamed wonders of marine life. Against the stunning silhouette of Chilkat Mountains in Alaska's sunlight-reflected waters stands an orca with a blow cloud—a testament to their majestic existence amidst untouched wilderness. Another mesmerizing silhouette emerges from Alaskan waters—an orca proudly displays its dorsal fin as it creates a blow cloud under golden sunlight—nature's artwork at its best. In Antarctica's Southern Ocean off Antarctic Peninsula lies another captivating scene—a humpback whale surfaces gracefully with its distinctive fluke breaking through icy waves—a true marvel of nature. Johnstone Strait near Vancouver Island is home to family groups of killer whales known as orcas—their playful calf swimming alongside them serves as a reminder of strong bonds within these intelligent creatures' society. Two massive humpback whales surface simultaneously from Southern Ocean depths off Antarctica—an extraordinary display that leaves us humbled by their sheer size and synchronized movements.