Breaching Humpback Calf

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Baywing, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    This 4-5 month old calf is practicing breaching while mom is otherwise occupied. This is a necessary skill to learn early, as if they get seperated, all the calf has to do is breach and mom will know where it is. If a calf wanders off, it may breach as a call to mom, which mom will answer with a breach or tail slap of her own. The calf then can make a bee-line to mom, homing in on the sound.
  2. haze2


    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Beautiful shot!
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wonderful image and information