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Migaloo, Aboriginal for ‘white fella', is the only known all-white humpback whale in the world. Marc had photographed him at sea level but knew that the way to get the perfect portrait would be from the air. " I clicked the shutter as Migaloo took one last breath and disappeared like a giant ghost into the depths."

Migaloo, the Aboriginal word for ‘white fella', is the only known all-white humpback whale in the world. Photo: Marc McCormack ~ Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 off the coast of Australia

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A humpback whale breaching in Maui, Hawaii. (© David Olsen/Getty Images) - A humpback whale breaching in Maui, Hawaii.

Tourists watched the spectacular moment humpback whales gathered off the coast of Alaska to feed on a school of herring

Humpback whales lunge out of ocean during feeding frenzy in Alaska

Tourists watched the spectacular moment humpback whales gathered off the coast of Alaska to feed on a school of herring

Humpback Whale in Antarctic Waters

A humpback whale breaching in Antarctic waters. Credit: Ari Friedlaender Humpback whales ( Megaptera novaengliae ) are the most abundant baleen.

Teamwork: With the whales needing to consume around 3,000lbs of food a day, it is essential they work as a team to corral as many fish as possible

Band of brothers: Humpback whales work in unison with 'bubble-net fishing' to corral a meal off Alaskan coast

Open-mouthed: The giants make sure they break the surface at exactly the same time to ensure they snare as many fish as possible before they can escape the bubble net

It’s possible humpbacks are rescuing seals, sunfish, and other species by mistake, but there’s a chance they have altruistic motivations.

Why Humpback Whales Protect Other Animals From Killer Whales It’s possible humpbacks are rescuing seals, sunfish, and other species by mistake, but there’s a chance they have altruistic motivations.

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Five-course meal: Feeding time for these hungry giants stretches until sunset. Each whale needs to consume around of food a day

A photographer captured spectacular video of a group of humpback whales swimming under the northern lights off the coast of Norway.

Watch Whales Swim Under the Northern Lights

Incredible video captures humpback whales swimming underneath the northern lights in Norway.

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One humpback whale almost bit off more than it could chew while hunting for anchovies in California after accidentally snaring a pelican between its huge jaws

That'll give him the hump(back)! Moment a dopey pelican almost became dessert for a whale feasting on fish off Californian coast

What a mouthful! Astonishing photos of humpback whale feeding on the Pacific Coast

Lunge-feeding humpback whale reveals a mouthful in jaw-dropping images

Facts About Humpback Whales for Kids

What Preys on Humpback Whales?

The long flukes that give humpbacks their latin name - "great wing" megaptera

Impressive: Humpbacks can dive for up to 45 minutes, reach depths of 600ft and blow out air from their blowholes at speeds of 300mph

Band of brothers: Humpback whales work in unison with 'bubble-net fishing' to corral a meal off Alaskan coast

Impressive: Humpbacks can dive for up to 45 minutes, reach depths of and blow out air from their blowholes at speeds of