Humpback mother and calf, part 2

We found the mother and calf humpback whales (Megaptera noveangliae) again today. The little guy was obviously ready to play, but Mom didn't let him even though we spent six hours with them. He did, however, breach a bunch of times.

a baby humpback whale breaches. they try so hard!

I also took a really bizarre photo of the baby as he landed in the water close to the boat (the breach itself was way too close to shoot!). Check this out:

bizarre shot of a baby humpback landing in the water

Also, there was a lot of tail slapping. It's really cute when babies do it.

baby tail slaps