Photo by @BrianSkerry | A recently born humpback whale calf swims under the careful watch of it’s mom in the waters of the South Pacific. Humpback moms invest a lot into their offspring, with a gestation that lasts nearly a year. They spend the first year of the calf’s life teaching it all the skills it will need to survive in the sea. Theses bonds are strong and the learned behaviors are an important element of whale culture.
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