Humpback whales are well known for their acrobatic and singing behaviors. Below you will find some of the spectacular images captured on video by Flip Nicklin and Jason Sturgis. These videos show you what it looks like from under (and above) water as a humpback breaches off Maui, a young calf playing, a humpback male singing, and a male singer interacting with another male while on the Hawaiian breeding grounds.
Humpback whale song
Humpback whale behavior
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In 2008, we arranged the use of the highest quality aerial camera system available (the one used to film the aerial sequences from Planet Earth) to film and document the relationships, interactions and behavior of humpback whales in multiple male-single female groups (called surface active groups) in Hawaii. This aerial project is part of our ongoing investigation into why male humpback whales sing songs during the breeding season. This video shows only a few minutes of the nearly six hours of spectacular video that was taken of humpback whales over two-days in March.
Humpback Singing Behavior
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