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A Humpback whale calf peeks at me around it's mom’s nose in the waters of the South Pacific. Humpback moms invest a lot into their offspring, with a gestation that lasts nearly a year and then spend the first year of the calf’s life teaching it all the skills it will need to survive in the sea. The calves are not born with innate knowledge of all the things they must know and must learn these from their mother. Theses bonds are strong and are an important element of whale culture.
Coverage from my upcoming project with @natgeo

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