Tonga Tongatapu Fatumu
by Ian Stehbens
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Aubrey :), on December 30, 2009, said:
Hi Ian, Happy new year and may I suggest a new caption give me a hi five, cheers Aubrey
sugarbag1, on December 30, 2009, said:
Beautiful Ian. I love looking at them.They come into Albany every year and have there calves here in sheltered waters.We can wwalk real close to them as well as there is a walkway around the coast line and they come within 50 meters of the shore.Thanks,David
Ian Stehbens, on December 30, 2009, said:
Dear Aubrey and David,
I like your caption very much, Aubrey. This was in the week that the whales left their calving waters and began their southern migration. And it was towards the end of our stay in Tonga.
David, I understand that the population of humpbacks that migrate to Albany and those that migrate to the Coral Sea and these that calve in Tongan waters never meet one another. They stay in separate areas of the Southern Ocean as well. And did you know that the northern hemisphere humpbacks (same species) are dark underneath?
I hope to visit Albany one day, so it will have to be in calving season!
Happy New Year.
stephan Seo, on December 31, 2009, said:
Ian, It is an exquisite scene!Some days too late for Christmas, but not too late to wish all the best for the new year 2010 to you and your beloved.Happy New Year!!
Harri L, on December 31, 2009, said:
Hi Ian! This photo is wonderful!
I wish a Happy New Year to you and your family. And also I wish that the New Year will bring hapiness in your family and may all your dreams come true.
Warmest regards from snowy Finland, Harri
barbarosakpinar, on December 31, 2009, said:
I wish Happy New Year . Greetings , Barbaros
Ian Stehbens, on December 31, 2009, said:
Happy New Year, Stephan, Harri and Barbaros.
May this new year be most fulfilling for you each. Good health and many wonderful images to share. I look forward to our conversations and exchanges this year.
Ian 1:45am 1 Jan 2010
☆AXL♈BACH☆, on January 6, 2010, said:
Wow!!! Marvelous!!!! I love whale very much. Congratulations!!
best regards, Axl
Ian Stehbens, on January 7, 2010, said:
I can feel your joy from here, Axl. I think the photo expresses my delight. Be up close to a whale for me must be like completing a climb to the crater of Mt Fuji for you!
Ian Stehbens, on January 12, 2010, said:
Thank you, Vuk. This experience is a highlight for anyone who finds that the whale comes this close to your boat! Never to be forgotten.
I am glad you like it.
Homem mato, on March 3, 2010, said:
Ian SEA SHEPHERD soldier! Parabéns e um abraço do Brasil! =';'=
Ian Stehbens, on March 3, 2010, said:
Thanks Douglas. I swim between the whalers and the whales like a good shepherd until the whalers take me hostage or harpoon me!
Fisch 98, on February 15, 2012, said:
Klasse Foto LIKE+FAVORITE
Ian Stehbens, on February 15, 2012, said:
Thank you, Fisch 98.
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Photo taken in Liku Road, Fatumu, Tonga
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