This humpback was photographed off the coast of Morocco. The humpback's territory is extremely vast and groups are divided into the areas they inhabit, for example Atlantic, Pacific, Southern or Northern groups. Because the humpback is a prolific feeder, meaning their diets are not specific to one particular type of food, they can better adapt to changes in their environment and what foods may be available.
Because many species of whales were hunted almost to extinction, scientists still have a lot to learn about these sentient and highly social beings. The humpback whale has made a remarkable recovery and is now one of the most well-studied whales in existence. Original photograph by Andre Gudkov.