Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova)
A juvenile humpback whale after feeding.
This photograph was captured off the coast of the Kingdom of Tonga. – Every year thousands of whales migrate to these warm waters to breed and give birth.
The annual migration of humpback whales from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic to their breeding grounds in Tonga is one of the largest and longest animal movements in the world and is essential for their survival as a species.
The calves are believed to consume up to 150 liters of their mother’s rich and fatty milk per day, allowing them to gain weight at the rate of about 45 kgs per day. They will need all their strength for the long and tedious journey to their feeding grounds in the Antarctic. #wildlife #nature #underwater #ocean #humpbackwhale #tonga #humpbackwhalecalf