AboutSoy Ítalo. Feliz estudiante de Biología Ambiental, lector, intento de ecologista y ojalá futuro ecólogo, serenense viviendo en Santiago.
"I think the world is just awesome. Because, I mean, Mars is too cold, Venus is too hot. Every place else is too far away. So, this is all we got!"
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for a typical forty ton humpback to breach the ocean’s surface — and breech is taken to mean at least 40 percent of its body is out the water — it needs to reach speeds of 29 km/h. on rare occasions, the whale will completely launch out of the water; rarer still is the photographer who manages to capture it.
reasons for the behaviour are debated and varied, and range from mere pleasure, to courtship, to shedding the skin of parasites. calves (like in the sixth photo) can often be seen breaching for long periods of time, and it’s not uncommon for an adult to make multiple breaches; the most recorded is 130 jumps in 90 minutes.
photos by (click pic) steven benjamin off the coast of port st. johns, south africa; flip nicklen in alaska and british columbia; luis robayo at the uramba bahia malaga natural park in colombia; jon cornforth in alaska; jean waite off hawaii’s na pali coast; masa ushioda in hawaii; matthew thorton in tofino, bc; and christine callaghan in newfoundland’s bay of fundy (see also: previous breaching post)
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