Humpback Whales for November by Karim Iliya

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A large male humpback lets out an explosive plume of bubbles obscuring a mother and her calf in a quick pass in the clear waters off Tonga. This large male, (roughly 13 meters, 45 feet) is covered in scars from battle for mating rights, with other males.

humback whale mother and calf

Karim Iliya

Karim is a professional underwater photographer and Aerial Cinematographer living on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Growing up in the Middle East and Asia, Karim lives a nomadic lifestyle with a focus on photographing wildlife and marine environments to help increase awareness and an appreciation of our delicate ecosystems on Earth.
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