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Swimming with Humpback Whales in Tonga. Absolutely stunning to share the water with these gentle giants. That day we swam with this calf and mom for 90 minutes. Missing that feeling. luckyday 🐋🐋❤️🇹🇴 #Tonga   #Haapai   #humpbackwhales   #protect   #haapaibeachresort   #travelgoals   #backpacking   #swimwithwhales   #whalecalf   #southpacificislands   #oceanlife   #gentlegiants   #nature   #tb  

Amazing Southern right whale and calf in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa. #hermanus   #southernrightwhale   #southafrica   #whale   #whales   #whalecalf  

What an amazing Whale season this 2019....it's great to see the humpbacks population on the rise...cant wait for 2020 🐳🌏❤ ⬇️ #whalez   #whalecalf   #whales   #humpbackwhales   #humpbacks   #nationalgeographic   #mammals   #sealife   #seamammals   #seeaustralia   #wow_planet   #loveit   #visualsofearth   #earthfocus   #earth_pix  

This orca was floating vertically waiting for her calf. #orca   #underwater   #whales   #whalecalf  

I traveled half way around the world to get the chance to swim with these guys... and let's just say the rough journey I had getting there was absolutely worth this moment. ⁠ .⁠ This moment was on my last day in Tonga. After 3 days of seeing not a single whale! I had already resigned myself to having to plan another trip and going back ( even though I hadn't even recovered from the jet lag yet!) But then, everything came together in what was a beautiful couple of hours spent seeing this mom and her calf doing their thing. ⁠ .⁠ The image isn't the best quality since it is only a still from the video I was shooting, but I'm not even sorry! haha Every little thing you might have worried about or thought about goes out the window the second you come face to face with a gentle 30 tonne giant and it's adorable baby. ⁠ .⁠ the vlog from what it took to get out there and see these guys is up on the channel now. Check it out... or don't, I'm not the boss of you ;)⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #vlog   #iamtb   #travelblog   #travelvlogger   #girlswhotravel   #adventuretravel   #bucketlist   #travelvideos   #youtube   #smallyoutuber   #youtuber   #polynesia   #humpbackwhales   #swimwithwhales   #wildlife   #livewild   #getoutside   #naturerocks   #whales   #whalephotography   #staywild   #travelmore   #beautifuldestinations   #tonga   #southpacific   #whalecalf   #humbpack   #underwaterphotography   #travelphotography⁠  

Having a whale of a time 🐋🌊 Humpback whales spotted off Guinjata bay Mozambique with Love The Oceans @lovetheoceans #humpbackwhale   #humpbackwhales   #whalewatching   #whale   #whales   #lovetheoceansvolunteer   #lovetheoceansvolunteers   #lovetheoceans2019   #lovetheoceans   #mozambique   #guinjata   #guinjatabay   #sea   #ocean   #whalecalf   #jaysprodivecentre   #jaysprodive   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography  

Orca swimming with 2 calves in the early morning. #orcas   #whales   #whalecalf   #underwater   #norway  

Humpback whale calves are light grey as newborns 🐋 I'm lucky to be a volunteer with @humpbacks_and_highrises because I get to see so many whales!

In this moment I was mesmerized by her every move. We drifted weightless in the open ocean, levitating in an ethereal world until reality hit and I quickly realized that I had to breathe... #breathhold   #apnea   #wethereef   protectthereef . . #tahiti   #moorea   #frenchpolynesia   #humpbackwhales   #whales   #whale   #whalecalf   #nature   #ocean   #wildlifephotography   #conservation   #wildlife   #marineconservation   #travel   #adventure   #pacific   #freediving   #instaocean   #photooftheday   #picoftheday   #canon   #uwphotographer   #wildlife   #uwphoto   #photography   #underwaterphotography   #intothelarge  

The way the light catches Wendy’s fin and white belly makes my heart skip a beat! Whilst underwater photography proved a new challenge for me this year, it helped having the most photogenic model I’ve ever worked with 🐋

There's so much happening in this short clip filmed by SnotBot during our Dominican Republic expedition. The calf is rolling, the mom is exhaling, and there's even a rainbow! #SnotBot   #drones   #dronesforgood   #sUAS   #research   #conservation   #innovation   #dronesforwhaleresearch   #rainbow   #calf   #whalecalf   #humpback   #whale   #whales   #oceanlife  

🐋New directions with this commission! Majestic mama and her calf. Pure grace.✨The Kumulipo, the Hawaiian creation chant, speaks of the creation of whales, and these amazing creatures were revered in Hawaiian culture as well as many other indigenous cultures. It is an honor to share the planet with them. 🌎 #trudihawaii   #hawaiiartist   #hawaiiart   #wip   #hawaiian   #humpbackwhale   #whalecalf   #hawaiianhumpback   #whalewatching   #whalewatchinghawaii   #maui   #mauihawaii   #travelhawaii   #lahainamaui   #nature   #kohola   #palaoa   #savethewhales   #oceanlove  

“First Breath” —Fossilized Walrus Jawbone 🐋 In one of nature’s most touching spectacles, a mother humpback whale gently pushes her newborn calf to the water’s surface so the baby can take its first breath. This scene exemplifies a mother’s love, and is one of my favorite to carve. 💙 🐋 ⠀⠀ #firstbreath   #humpbackwhale   #fluke   #whaletail   #whalewatching   #motherslove   #naturelover   #artnature   #oceanlovers   #oceanwaves   #humpback   #bonecarvings   #fossilcollector   #nauticaldecor   #oceanlifestyle   #hawaiianart   #beachdecor   #mothersinnature   #carvedbone   #sculpted   #whaleart   #whalecalf   #babyanimal   #alaskawildlife   #hawaiiliving   #hawaiivacation   #alaskancruise   #princesscruises   #stonebear   #artiststudio  

On our first trip today we saw a seal eating an octopus. 🐙 On our second trip we saw two pods of dolphins. 🐬 On our third trip we watched two big humpback whales. 🐳 🐳 Last day of the season tomorrow. 🌅 . . . . #endofseason   #weekend   #sydney   #australia   #seeaustralia   #ilovesydney   #nikon   #nikonaustralia   #natgeo   natgeoyourshot . . . #yourshotphotographer   #bondi   #manly   #manlybeach   #manlyaustralia   #circularquay   #operahouse   #whalewatching   #whalesaustralia   #whalesnsw   #boattour   #sydneylife   #sydneylocal   #weekendvibes   #goodlife   #saltescape   #calf   #whalecalf   #spyhop   #breach  

We are going to miss seeing photos of these majestic creatures 🐋 until next season. This is a great example of providing photos to your guests so they can fully experience your activity. Posted @withrepost • @oceanextreme Top day on the Tasman today. A couple of seats left this weekend. The last weekend of the season. If you come along and don’t see whales then you get a credit to come again for free next season. 🐳 . . #whalecalf   #breach   #weekend   #sydney   #australia .   #seeaustralia   #ilovesydney   #yourshotphotographer   #bondibeach   #manlyaustralia   #whalewatching   #whalesaustralia   #boattour   #weekendvibes   #goodlife   #saltescape .   #touroperator   #clicksharegrow   #photomarketing   #freephotos   #takephotosforyourguests   #growyourbusiness   #enhancingexperiences   #tripadvisorreviews   #review   #travel   #tourism  

Took mum whale watching for her birthday 🎁, she absolutely loved it ❤️ #whalewatching   #sydneyharbour   #whalecalf   #mumandbabywhale  

Top day on the Tasman today. A couple of seats left this weekend. The last weekend of the season. If you come along and don’t see whales then you get a credit to come again for free next season. 🐳 . . #calf   #whalecalf   #spyhop   #breach   #sunday   #weekend   #sydney   #australia . . .   #seeaustralia   #ilovesydney   #nikon   #nikonaustralia   #natgeo   #natgeoyourshot   #yourshotphotographer   #bondi   #bondibeach   #manly   #manlyaustralia   #circularquay   #operahouse   #whalewatching   #whalesaustralia   #whalesnsw   #boattour   Sydney life #sydneylocal   #weekendvibes   #goodlife   #saltescape  

B A L E I N E S Et la troisième avec mon coup de cœur, fan de baleines que je suis ! Et vous, quelle est votre préférée ? modèle baleineaux 🐋 #drawing   #watercolor   #aquarelle   #whale   #whalecalf   #humpbackwhale   #blue   #poster   #affiche   #universenfant   #chambredenfant   #oupas   #decoration   #chambredenfant   #collaboration   #tellementheureuse   #petitfrere  

M E G A F A U N A . . Humpback whales can easily weigh up to 35 tons and grow to about 16m in length. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the humpback is the length of their pectoral fin. They use their fins to maneuver through the water and often during socializing. It’s the longest pectoral fin of all whales and known to be the largest “limb” in the animal kingdom. #wethereef   protectthereef . . #tahiti   #moorea   #frenchpolynesia   #humpbackwhales   #whales   #whale   #whalecalf   #nature   #ocean   #wildlifephotography   #conservation   #wildlife   #marineconservation   #travel   #adventure   #pacific   #instaocean   #photooftheday   #picoftheday   #canon   #uwphotographer   #wildlife   #uwphoto   #photography   #underwaterphotography   #intothelarge  

Mom 🐳, let me show you a move🐋! - Mother humpback whales take care of their babies because the babies wouldn't survive without the help and protection of their mothers. When the whale is born the first thing the mother has to do is bring the baby whale to the surface so that it can take its first breath of fresh air. After that the mother might support the baby until it is strong enough to swim on its own. - Pretty soon the baby whale is strong enough to try breaching and slapping its pectoral fins on the water. Baby whales feed on their mother's milk. From some of the footage I have of mothers and calves, I think the baby whales might live off their mother's milk for up to a year and a half. - 📽 by: @edgar_pacific_photography - Follow us for more 👉 @breachingwhale

This humpback trio was on the move, effortlessly propelling themselves through the water. I observed the mother assisting her calf while the male remained in the background. The escort male humpback(below) has a simple yet important role. He is to help protect the mother and baby from any predators all the while hoping that mama will eventually stop and mate with him. As biological & scientific data presents itself, this only extends proof that marine mammals are highly intelligent beings. #wethereef   #protectthereef   #youcandoit . .   #tahiti   #frenchpolynesia   #family   #fēti'i   #moorea   #humpbackwhales   #whales   #whale   #whalecalf   #nature   #ocean   #wildlifephotography   #conservation   #marineconservation   #travel   #adventure   #pacific   #instaocean   #photooftheday   #picoftheday   #canon   #uwphotographer   #wildlife   #uwphoto   #photography   #underwaterphotography   #intothelarge  

A baby dog is called a puppy, so what's a baby whale 🐋 called? 🤔 - A baby whale is called a calf. - The ‘baby’ stage runs from birth until the calf is weaned, during which time the calf frequently nurses on the mother’s nutrient rich milk. Baleen whales will wean their calves by their first summer when they are less than a year old, while toothed whales take up to three years to be completely weaned. Calves grow very rapidly, thanks to the extremely high proportion of fat and proteins contained in whale milk. - 📸 by: @carra.oneal - Follow us for more 👉 @breachingwhale

What a spectacular moment the Whale at the Warrnambool Breakwater ⚓️🌊🐳📷

A mother’s love in the wild South Pacific. The humpback whales travel 6,000 km each year from Antarctica to the warm waters of Tonga 🇹🇴 for nursing the new born calf and then for mating. They will continue to return in the same area if they would be lucky to escape the orca dead squads after returning the the food rich cold waters. Love is everywhere! . . . . . . #humpbackwhales   #saltytravellers   #whalewatching   #whale   #whaleseason   #travelfar   #faraway   #love   #whalecalf   #tonga   #southpacificislands   #freedom   #cleanoceans   #naturephotography   #oceangram  

Whale Tail in Warrnambool at the Breakwater Today 🐳

The art of composure is inherent to these peaceful animals. From her disposition to her purposeful movements - she embodies a calmness that resonates naturally. #wethereef   #peaceofmind   #vibes   goodvibes . . #tahiti   #moorea   #frenchpolynesia   #humpbackwhales   #whales   #whale   #whalecalf   #nature   #ocean   #wildlifephotography   #conservation   #wildlife   #marineconservation   #travel   #adventure   #pacific   #instaocean   #photooftheday   #picoftheday   #canon   #uwphotographer   #wildlife   #uwphoto   #photography   #underwaterphotography   #intothelarge  

Dancing into the weekend - happy Friday everyone! 🖤

Southern Right whales in Shell Bay. And one pup is an albino! I like it....

“It was her chaos that made her beautiful” - @atticuspoetry As always with Wendy, there was no need to use the zoom on my camera - her favourite game was seeing how close she could suddenly turn and spin right in front of me. There were a few near misses with her tail but I’d be her player 2 any day. She’s easily the most incredible and beautiful animal I’ve ever photographed and I will always feel emotional reminiscing about Tonga 🖤 #natgeoyourshot  

These little 5”x3.5” original inky works on paper will be available this Friday for purchase. With each sale, 50% of all proceeds will be going to protecting the ocean with @mission_blue 🌊💙🌊. When I saw Dr. Sylvia Earle speak last year at the G7 Oceans Expo, I knew she had a true heart of blue. I wish you could all hear her words of positivity. At the helm of @mission_blue , “Her special focus is on developing a global network of marine protected areas, "Hope Spots," to safeguard the living systems that provide the underpinnings of global processes, from maintaining biodiversity and yielding basic life support services to providing stability and resiliency in response to accelerating climate change.” In other words nobluenogreen 🌎🌍🌏 Stay tuned for more inky works leading up to Friday. Plus, one special surprise piece that will also be included with this collection!

Man, whale & poop. This interaction was by far one of my most memorable. I was originally photographing this female humpback as she elegantly sailed through the water. My good friend and fellow photographer, @vuko65, noticed I needed to head towards the surface for air; he spiked down to get into position. As soon as I surfaced I gathered myself and saw the whale swing her fluke around creating a “poonami”. After taking a breath I made the dive just in time to document this rare experience between man, whale and poop. As funny and as odd as this all sounds, we both surfaced in amazement. . DID YOU SEE THAT S IT?!” . . Whale poop is more important than human poop. After feeding at depth, whales return to the surface to release their feces in shallow water. This brings vital nutrients to the surface and helps support the plankton growth that in turn results in sustainable fish populations. The whale’s plume not only revitalizes the ocean’s nutrients, it plays a significant role in absorbing carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. The carbon dioxide that is absorbed will eventually sink and stay at depths that no longer harm the atmosphere. . #wethereef   #tahiti   #frenchpolynesia   #moorea   #humpbackwhales   #whales   #whale   #whalecalf   #nature   #ocean   #wildlifephotography   #conservation   #marineconservation   #travel   #adventure   #pacific   #instaocean   #photooftheday   #picoftheday   #canon   #uwphotographer   #wildlife   #uwphoto   #photography   #underwaterphotography   #intothelarge  

Feels like I’ve been hiding beneath the surface for a week or two! After an incredible trip to Egypt (without signal or WiFi - sorry for the radio silence!) I’m back in the editing cave and working really hard to have all my pictures ready to show you very soon. Song recommendations and tea volunteers welcome! 👩🏻‍💻🎧

Poetry in motion, but the poetry is in fact a photograph and the motion is stopped by the blades on my camera’s shutter... . This baby humpback was mesmerizing as she made her way through the group of divers and swam gracefully towards me, making a pirouette like turn and showed off her belly. . #wethereef   #tahiti   #frenchpolynesia   #moorea   #humpbackwhales   #whales   #whale   #whalecalf   #nature   #ocean   #wildlifephotography   #conservation   #marineconservation   #travel   #adventure   #pacific   #instaocean   #photooftheday   #picoftheday   #canon   #uwphotographer   #wildlife   #uwphoto   #photography   #underwaterphotography   #intothelarge  

If an encounter with a southern right whale is special enough, when you meet a white calf (just a bunch of them born per year) is mind-blowing #southernrightwhale   #eubalaenaaustralis   #ballenafrancaaustral   #ballenatoblanco   #whitecalf   #whalecalf   #cetaceanphotography   #avistajedeballenas   #peninsulavaldes   #patagonia   #photooftheday   #wildlifephotography   #bottazziwhalewatch  

Amazing shot of a humpback whale calf at Bass Point reserve by @mel77rob . Humpback calves are born weighing 2 tonnes at birth and grow up to 50 tonnes as adults 😮 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are 3 more interesting facts about humpacks; ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Songs: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Songs of humpback whales can last for hours. They are specific to different populations and can be heard hundreds of kilometres away! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bubble-feeding: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Humpbacks release rings of bubbles at depth to capture schools of small fish and then surface mouth-open in the centre of the ring. Sometimes multiple whales release bubbles and surface together - this is called cooperative ‘bubble-netting’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Migrations: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Humpback whales make exceptionally long journeys every year between their feeding sites near the poles, and breeding sites in tropical waters. Because seasons are reversed on either side of the equator, northern and southern hemisphere populations of humpbacks probably never meet because whales in the north travel towards their breeding sites, while whales in the south are traveling towards their feeding sites, and vice versa. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Info from wildaboutwhales.com.au . . . #humpback   #humpbacks   #humpbackwhale   #humpbackwhales   #whalewatching   #whalewatching🐳   #whalecalf   #humpbackcalf   #whales   #cetacean   #cetaceans   #marinemammal   #marinemammals   #aquaticmammal   #aquaticmammals   #marinelife   #marineanimals   #oceananimals   #oceancreatures   #animalsofaustralia   #aussieanimals   #aussiewildlife   #australiananimals   #australiannativeanimals   #australianwildlife   #wildlifeaustralia   wildlifeofaustralia ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sent via @planoly #planoly  

S Y N E R G Y The relationship between mother and calf is as vital as the bond between humpback whale and the island of Mo’orea. The islands play a significant role in providing mother humpbacks shelter to nurture and prepare their young for their migration home. . . #wethereef   #tahiti   #frenchpolynesia   #moorea   #humpbackwhales   #whales   #whale   #whalecalf   #nature   #ocean   #wildlifephotography   #conservation   #marineconservation   #travel   #adventure   #pacific   #instaocean   #photooftheday   #picoftheday   #canon   #uwphotographer   #wildlife   #uwphoto   #photography   #underwaterphotography   #intothelarge  

🐳🐋🐳🐋WHALE SPAM 🐳🐋🐳🐋 Up in Hervey Bay in QLD, Australia 🇦🇺 I got the incredible experience to see humpback whales!!!! All of the 6 pods we saw had calves (which was why we couldn't be in the water with them. It is illegal to swim with humpbacks when they have calves). The little kiddies were so playful which was amazing to see. 🐳🐋WHALE FACT🐋🐳: The gestation of a Whale is around 11 months and the optimum water temperature for them to give birth in is around 22-25 degrees. Which is why humpbacks make their huge migration every year and why we saw them in Hervey bay in mid October (October being the end of the whale watching season in hervey bay). 🐋🐳 . . . #nofilterneeded   #whale   #whales   #animal   #mammal   #mammals   #humpbackwhale   #humpbackwhales   #humpback   #humpbacks   #herveybay   #qld   #queensland   #australia   #whalecalf   #whalecalves   #blue   #ocean   #bay   #sun   #boatride   #mirgration   #whalemigration  

Epic nature spotting is just around the corner, just behind the waves and just over the horizon, on your next Bluewater Camper adventure... 📸 @trippintarras . . . . . . . . . . . #bluewatercampers   #lachlan   #forwardfold   #forwardfoldslide   #campertrailer   #dolphins   #offgrid   #beautifuldestinations   #selfcontained   #australia   #whales   #missionbeach   #whalecalf   #mumandbub   #campingfamily   #travelingfamily   #travelmore   #exploremore   #getout   #offroad   #4x4   #dolphinpod   #campingwithkids   #camp   #playingaround   #dolphinspotting   #dolphinplay   #whalewatching   #whales   #whalemigration  

One last whalie photo (at least for this year) 🐋 swimming with humpbacks in Tonga is easily one of the most amazing travel experiences of my life, and I can’t wait to do it again one day ✨ #Tonga   #humpbackwhale   #humpback   #whaleswim   #haapai   #travelblog   #travelblogger   #bucketlist   #beautifuldestinations   #ocean   #sea   #whalecalf   vitaminsea @beautifuldestinations #whale   #kingdomoftonga  

Happy hump(back) day! This adorable clip of a humpback whale tail slapping was taken by SnotBot during an expedition to the Dominican Republic last year. #SnotBot   #drones   #sUAS   #research   #conservation   #innovation   #dronesforwhaleresearch   #DominicanRepublic   #DR   #humpback   #whale   #whales   #dronesforgood   #calf   #whalecalf  

The journey south.

More beautiful whale photos from this morning #whalebreach   #whale   #whales   #whalecalf  

Wooow what a magical morning ,watching these majestic whales 🥰🥰🥰 #whale   #whales   #whalebreach   #whalebreaching   #whalecalf  

𝕊𝕡𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕥𝕠𝕓𝕖𝕣 𝔻𝕒𝕪 ❷❷ • 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕕 •

Happy two whale Tuesday! This magical shot was captured by the incredible @quadeightuav . Want to see these beautiful animals yourself? Book a stay with us and make it happen! Link in bio. #WhaleSeason   #CentralCoastAustralia  

Orcas have the longest gestation period out of any marine mammal, averaging at 17 months! . . . Photo by @natalieamanda #whalewatching   #didyouknow   #vanislandwhalewatch   #explorenanaimo   #doddnarrows   #salishsea   #orca   #killerwhale   #whalecalf   #babywhale   #pnwilderness   #tourismnanaimo   #explorebc  

Mum and a very active baby 🐋 #whalewatching   #humpbackwhale   #whalecalf   #royalnationalpark   #whalewatchingsydney   #visitnsw   seashepherdaustralia @shotondji @djiglobal @visitnsw @seashepherdaustralia

Rare sight this morning a #bluewhale   bluewhales and a calf just cruising enjoying the sunshine #nature   #whale   #skipper   #crewslife   #charterboat   #perth   #indianocean   #whalecalf  

Credit : National Geographic

I had the honour of making this beautiful 'Daddy Whale' with his 'Little One' for a beautiful young lady. Her story was very touching. And I would like to share it with you with her permission. I was contacted over a month ago. Her Dad had recently gone into care for Alzheimer's disease. After going through her Dad's shirts, with her Mum, they chose the perfect shirt for the whale. Her Mum was having a hard time parting with the shirt that is obviously a huge reminder of her husband. And having a whale made from it was the perfect choice. The last trip that he had gone on with his wife he had purchased a poster for her that read "I Whaley Love You" When I had finished the Daddy Whale I was asked if there was any of the shirt left to make a small whale? So the whale calf was made with some left over shirt. She shared with me " My Dad called me his 'Little One' You have no idea how perfect they are" It was a pleasure to make these memorable whales and I know they will be treasured for ever. Memory whales available in large and small. Visit my Etsy shop @cubbyhousekids Made using a sewing pattern by @crafty_kooka

Repost @oceanalliance ... During the SnotBot Gabon expedition last year, our drone got this footage of a baby humpback and its mother. As the calf rolls, you get a good look at its ventral pleats, creases that run down the whale's underside from jaw to stomach. These pleats expand like an accordion when the whale takes in huge amounts of water and prey. When the whale expels the water, the ventral pleats contract. Cool, huh? #SnotBot   #drones   #dronesforgood   #sUAS   #research   #conservation   #innovation   #dronesforwhaleresearch   #Gabon   #WestAfrica   #humpback   #whale   #whales   #whalecalf  

missing my not-so-little little mate

Credits @oceanalliance Repost @oceanalliance (@get_repost) ・・・ During the SnotBot Gabon expedition last year, our drone got this footage of a baby humpback and its mother. As the calf rolls, you get a good look at its ventral pleats, creases that run down the whale's underside from jaw to stomach. These pleats expand like an accordion when the whale takes in huge amounts of water and prey. When the whale expels the water, the ventral pleats contract. Cool, huh? #SnotBot   #drones   #dronesforgood   #sUAS   #research   #conservation   #innovation   #dronesforwhaleresearch   #Gabon   #WestAfrica   #humpback   #whale   #whales   #whalecalf