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I guess this is what people expect when you tell them “I’m a marine biologist”. These incredible images of humpback whales were taken by underwater photographer Marco Queral in the south Pacific Ocean.

‘Their enormous size itself must be considered as an immediate life-threatening danger.

‘I must be very cautious when they approach and investigate me.

‘I believe they are gentle by nature but I am always aware their kind greeting of a tail swing may easily kill me by accident.

‘Also, they are usually more shy and cautious toward humans and boats than dolphins are, perhaps because they are not so accustomed to seeing humans offshore.

‘I think their bashfulness and timidity have been ingrained into their DNA as they have been chased and hunted by humans for centuries.’ (Read More)

 

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