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2006-06-18-20-55-16

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) raises its huge tail fluke with the rocky cliffs and hills of the coastline of the Wild Coast of South Africa in the background not far from Port St Johns.
These heavily notched tail flukes can be up to 12 feet wide, and are spectacular when brought out of the water for lobtailing or just before diving.
These huge whales can be seen each year in this area in the June and July time frame in conjunction with the Sardine Run, as they migrate north from their feeding season in Antartica towards Mozambique.
These whales can grown to upwards of 52 feet and weigh as much as 50 tons. They are also responsible for majority of the more beautiful the 'whale songs' that have become synomous with the general public.

· Date: Sat September 2, 2006 · Reference ID: 1168/22006-06-18-20-55-16 · Views: 2279 ·
Keywords: balaenopteridae baleen rorqual mysticeti cetacea marine mammal pelagic filter feeder large endangered rare tail fin water splash

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