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Minutes away from Manhattan, a humpback whale was captured in a photo as it tried to swallow as many fish as possible in a dramatic feeding frenzy. Credit: Getty Editorial The image, snapped by Julie Larsen Maher of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is a reminder of how important the waters off of New York are for marine mammals and other sea life. RELATED: Best Ocean Animal Photos of 2013 "Nothing can prepare you for walking along the shore and spotting the great leap and surge of a humpback whale in the distance," journalist Dave Taft wrote in a piece for the New York Times. "The magical moment is yours alone. The Atlantic knows how to keep its secrets." Taft reminds that it's ironic...

Well, this is certainly one way to gain someone's attention. Berthold Hinrichs was kayaking to Gryllefjord Village, Norway, when a 44,000-pound humpback whale surfaced to say hello. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-673368{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-673368, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-673368{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} Hinrichs' kayak was lifted out of the water as the whale emerged directly beneath him. Managing to stay afloat, Hinrichs realized he was on the whale's back as his kayak rose above the water. He captured the entire encounter on video. The whale could have been attracted to the large number of...

There are countless dangers that swimmers, divers and ocean explorers know to prepare for in the unfathomable vastness of the sea, yet one thing almost no one would expect is to be punched by a whale. But getting punched by a whale is exactly what happened to Chris Coates, according to GrindTV. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-164060{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-164060, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-164060{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} Coates was spearfishing off the eastern coast of Africa when he spotted a humpback whale. Coates, an underwater photographer, had his camera by his side, and turned it toward the...

Humpback Whale Emerges Shockingly Close to Kayakers

Two whale-watching kayakers experienced a close encounter they never expected when an enormous humpback whale emerged from the sea right next to them, according to the Daily Mail U.K. ...

The fear surrounding shark attacks has started to affect other animals in the ocean. According to The Guardian, a humpback whale became tangled in a net set up to prevent sharks from coming too close to Australian beaches. The humpback became stuck while swimming approximately 800 meters off the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. Rescuers were able to cut away the net that was caught on the animal's tail and fins. The massive, eight-ton whale remained calm throughout the release and was able to safely swim away from the incident, thanks to good water conditions. This is the first humpback whale to become trapped in the nets during this migration season, but conservationists worry...

The luck of the Irish plays out in many ways, including free animal entertainment. According to TODAY, humpback whales visit the waters surrounding Ireland every winter, and this year is especially active. Local whale watchers from Ireland's harbors say it is rare to spot this number of humpbacks in one place. What is driving these marine mammals to the waters? The all-powerful force of food. The whales are coming to the area to feast, using a special technique to wrangle their meals. The humpbacks swim toward the sea...