<i>Character</i>. This image was captured off the coast of the island Chain of Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga. Every year humpback whales migrate thousands of kilometers from the cold oceans in the south to the warm breeding waters in the tropical islands on the South Pacific. This particular male calf was such a character and after seeing him most days over a week I finally captured an image that showed his nature and unique 'personality' as such.
Viewing whale migrations is not as difficult as you might think -- check out this post on all the best places to see this majestic display of nature! http://aquaviews.net/explore-the-blue/best-destinations-to-view-whale-migrations/
A blue whale is shown near a cargo ship off the California coast. A new system from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hopes to better predict blue whales' migration patterns to help prevent ships from colliding with the mammals.