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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) spy hops by vertically bringing the top half of their body out of the water. It is amazing to see something this large come out of the water with apparent ease, and cause an immense splash upon landing even on a large spy hop rather than a full breech.
This sequence of a spyhopping whale was photographed off of the coast of the Wild Coast region of South Africa near Port St Johns.

· Date: Fri September 8, 2006 · Reference ID: all/22006-06-19-22-10-03-sequ · Views: 14237 ·
Keywords: balaenopteridae baleen rorqual mysticeti cetacea marine mammal pelagic filter feeder large endangered rare spyhop spyhopping behaviour impressive
Additional Categories: June 2006 South Africa Sardine Run - Paul Osmond, Humpback Whales


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