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One of the reasons I miss the Great Barrier Reef is the Dwarf Minke Whale aggregation! Every year between July-August, you get a chance to see one of the most social and friendly marine mammals! Each one can get to a size of up to 8 meters 😁 In this picture you can see 5 of them😳😳 The Dwarf Minke Whale has yet to receive a scientific name. #canong7xmarkii #uwphotography #nauticamhousings #underwater #minigear #underwaterphoto #scubadiving #scuba #underwaterphotography #uwphoto #water #ocean #waterlust #divingphoto #underwaterworld #macrophotography #diversden #underwaterwideangle #whale #wwl1 #reducereuserecycle #greatbarrierreef #australia #ribbonreefs #minkewhale #minkewhaleproject #dwarfminkewhale #underthesea_perfection #queensland #qld

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Wishing the world would get whale soon💙🐋 #stayhome #stayhealthy #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #whalepuns

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Dwarf minke season is coming around fast. It’s not long before I will be in the water every day with these magnificent animals. Anyone joining me this year? . . . . . . . . . . #dwarfminkewhale #whale #minkewhale #whaleencounter #whaleoff #whalewatching #thegreatbarrierreef #queensland #thisisqueensland #oceans #marinelife #underwaterphotography #spoilsportlive #lovethereef #abcmyphoto

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Ever dreamed of swimming with whales? 😍 🐳 🙋🏻🙋🏻‍♀️ . . BOOK NOW for the annual Dwarf Minke Whale migration on the Great Barrier Reef. The only place in the WORLD where you can swim with dwarf Minke whales. These inquisitive gentle giants just love human interaction and it’s an experience unlike anything else! Be at one with nature and do it in style! . MINKE WHALE LUXPERIENCES now booking for JUNE/JULY 2020 #portdouglas #lizardisland #snorkel #gbr #swim #nature #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #eyetoeyeencounters @crystalbrooksuperyachtmarina

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I whale-y love you 💙🐋 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #whalepuns

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💙🐋Whale you be mine?🐋💙Happy Valentines Day #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #whalepuns

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A very proud moment as I made to the No.1 position of Dive Photo Guides 10 Best Travel Stories of 2019. I'm celebrating!! Whoohooo! Many thanks to @divephotoguide and @mikeballdive for your on going support 💙🙏 And The Great Barrier Reef and The Coral Sea which is looking more beautiful than ever at the moment. Link to my article is on my main page. . . . . . . #underwaterphotography #nauticamhousings #canon1dxmarkii #thecoralsea #paditv #underwaterworld #girlsthatscuba #oceans #spoilsportlive #underwatermagazine #wetpixel #gbrmarinepark #scubaphoto #marineanimals #exploringaustralia #amazing_australia #instadive #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whale #whaleencounter #whalephotography #divethegreatbarrierreef 3193

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I don’t usually post black&white photos,but something about these huge 7 meters dwarf Minke Whales swimming so close to me has a peaceful effect 😀😀. Dwarf Minke Whales haven’t received a scientific name yet. #canong7xmarkii #uwphotography #nauticamhousings #underwater #minigear #underwaterphoto #scubadiving #scuba #underwaterphotography #uwphoto #water #ocean #waterlust #divingphoto #underwaterworld #macrophotography #diversden #underwaterwideangle #whale #wwl1 #reducereuserecycle #greatbarrierreef #australia #ribbonreefs #minkewhale #minkewhaleproject #dwarfminkewhale #underthesea_perfection

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A baleia-minke-comum (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) é uma espécie de misticeto cosmopolita, podendo ocorrer em águas costeiras e offshore. Elas podem chegar à 7,8 m de comprimento quando adultas e atingir uma massa entre 4,5 e 6,4 toneladas. Possuem de 231 à 285 pares de barbatanas, e de 50 à 70 pregas ventrais. Sua cabeça é triangular, apresentando uma única crista longitudinal. Sua nadadeira dorsal é alta, falcada e deslocada do centro do corpo em direção à nadadeira caudal. Sua coloração é acinzentada, com a porção ventral clara. Elas são semelhantes às minkes-Antárticas, embora sejam menores e tenham uma faixa branca nas nadadeiras peitorais que às distinguem visualmente. Sua alimentação varia de acordo com a região onde ela se encontra, podendo se alimentar de diferentes peixes e pequenos crustáceos, como krill. A imagem mostra uma baleia-minke-comum saltando para fora da água, embora com a cauda ainda imersa, estando com a mancha branca na nadadeira peitoral em evidência. #pracegover 📷: J.Towers #lablbec #zoolovers #summer #divulgandoaciencia #marinemammals #rorqual #conhecendoosmamiferosaquaticos #aquaticmammals #researcher #researchlovers #sealife #baleia #whale #balaenopteridae #balaenoptera #acutorostrata #balaenopteraacutorostrata #baleiaminkecomum #balena #commomminkewhale #baleine #dwarfminkewhale #wildlife #ballenaminkecomun #baleen #minkewhale #cetaceans

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Watching these Minke Whales glide through the water so effortlessly and with their sleek lines and easy to see why they're one of the fastest whales.

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Probably the most curious and friendly Whale- the Dwarf Minke Whale!(it hasn’t received i scientific name yet). I had the honor to participate in 2 Minke Whale expeditions at “Ocean quest” liveaboard with the person who knows the most about Dwarf Minke Whales- Dr Alastair Birtles or by his common name “Professor Minke”. I’ve learned a lot about this fascinating mammals from this incredible person! #canong7xmarkii #uwphotography #nauticamhousings #underwater #minigear #underwaterphoto #scubadiving #scuba #underwaterphotography #uwphoto #water #ocean #waterlust #divingphoto #underwaterworld #macrophotography #diversden #underwaterwideangle #whale #wwl1 #reducereuserecycle #greatbarrierreef #australia #ribbonreefs #minkewhale #minkewhaleproject #dwarfminkewhale #underthesea_perfection

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#dwarfminkewhale The minke whale migration through the #GreatBarrierReef was only discovered in the mid-1980’s. They only congregate on the  #GBR for a brief period each winter from around June to September. . . . Photo taken by me on board #spoilsport with @mikeballdive expedition . . . #minkewhale #divers #paditv #underwaterphotography #whales #whalewatching #australia #fnq #explorefnq #thisisqueensland #ilovemyjob #divequeensland #spoilsportlive @gbrmarinepark @sonyaustralia @paditv @angels.of.the.sea @scubadivingmag @scubadivingguide

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#dwarfminkewhale Minke Whales live around 40 years on average, though examples have been found living up to 60 years. They migrate to warmer waters during the colder winter months. This is also the reason why we can see them in the #GreatBarrierReef when the winter comes. . . Photo taken by me on board #spoilsport with @mikeballdive expedition . . . #minkewhale #divers #paditv #underwaterphotography #whales #whalewatching #australia #fnq #explorefnq #thisisqueensland #ilovemyjob #divequeensland #spoilsportlive #gbrmarinepark #underwaterphotography #underwaterworld @sonyaustralia @paditv @angels.of.the.sea @scubadivingmag @scubadivingguide @igers.greatbarrierreef @citizensgbr

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#dwarfminkewhale The minke whale migration through the #GreatBarrierReef was only discovered in the mid-1980’s. They only congregate on the  #GBR for a brief period each winter from around June to September. . . . Photo taken by me on board #spoilsport with @mikeballdive expedition . . . #minkewhale #divers #paditv #underwaterphotography #whales #whalewatching #australia #fnq #explorefnq #thisisqueensland #ilovemyjob #divequeensland #spoilsportlive #gbrmarinepark @sonyaustralia @paditv @angels.of.the.sea @scubadivingmag @scubadivingguide

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I love nothing more than seeing old friends. Especially the whale type. I made a lovely discovery today. Our rockstar of the 2019 minke season “Luna Eclipse” was actually the key player in the most amazing encounter from the 2018 season. In photos 2 & 3 , you can see the distinctive scar on her dorsal fin from both seasons and how nicely the scar beneath the dorsal fin has healed up, a year later (but still visible, when you zoom in). I take so many images and spend so much time with so many different whales, it’s hard to remember all the distinctive markings of all the individuals. But Luna’s scar stands out like a sore thumb. I had not realised when we had hung out this year that we actually already had done this together before. And the last time was nearly exactly a year ago to the day. I only hope she has a better memory than me. . . . . . . #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whaleoff #whaleencounter #whale #queensland #oceanx #sealegacy #thisisqueensland #paditv #spoilsportlive #oceans #yourshotphotographer #ausgeo #uwlife #uwphotography #365ocean #saveourseas #seastheday #oceanarmor #underwater #uwphoto #spoilsportlive #nauticam #ABCmyphoto #AustralianMarineParks #oceanmagazine #ourocean #tourtheocean #turningthetide

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Every year around July-August the Great Barrier Reef gets a huge aggregation of Dwarf Minke Whales (still hasn’t received a scientific name). This picture was shot during one of the Minke trips with Divers den at the Ribbon Reefs. #canong7xmarkii #uwphotography #nauticamhousings #underwater #underwaterphoto #underwaterphotography #uwphoto #water #ocean #waterlust #divingphoto #underwaterworld #dwarfminkewhale #greatbarrierreef #ribbonreefs #instadive

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Thinking of these lovely animals down in the Antarctic waters. It would be great to see them down there and watch their behaviour and see if they demand engagement with people the same way they do on The Great Barrier Reef in June and July each year. Dwarf minke whales have such an inquisitive nature. This kind of encounter is quite normal. . . . . #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whaleoff #whaleencounter #whale #amazinganimals #colourinyourlife #sealife #seastheday #turningthetide #spoilsportlive #australiagram #underwaterworld #greatbarrierreef #canon1dxmarkii #nauticamwacp #wacpnauticam #nauticam #queensland #oceanx #sealegacy #thisisqueensland #paditv #AustralianMarineParks

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🇦🇺🐳 Awful photo amazing experience! We had just finished with a dive and the dive master said there were #dwarfminkewhale in the water checking us out! I decided to play with my new GoPro dome (hence the bad quality and leaky water bubble) and we were able to hang out on the whale line and watch them checking us out! We got incredibly lucky because they’re not usually around this late in the season - this was August 7th! I absolutely love whales and dolphins and don’t think they should ever be in captivity- seeing them in the wild is the only way to go! #BulaAndBoomerangs #latergram 🛥 @mikeballdive #spoilsportlive

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Eyeball to eyeball with a Dwarf Minke Whale off the Great Barrier Reef. One of the many remarkable underwater experiences in Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown's book, WILD DIVES, which is available now in bookstores and online. au.newhollandpublishers.com/wild-dives.html #whale #dwarfminkewhale #greatbarrierreef #wilddive #reednewholland

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A couple of dwarf minke whales on The Great Barrier Reef from earlier this year. They will most likely be reaching Antarctic waters by now. I am really thankful for everyone who has commented, sent me feedback, connected with me, helped me and reposted my videos and images. I couldn’t have made it to this small hill of an audience of 3000 without your support. I love sharing my world with you and showing you how special it is. Tell me what marine life you enjoy seeing the most in the comments. And I will try to for fill some of those over the next few days. 💙🙏 . . . #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhale #greatbarrierreef #whaleencounter

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How should I interact with a marine species? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ -The general rule is: don’t touch anything. Some corals (like the fire coral) has stinging cells that when touched cause a painful rash and burning sensation. When it comes to fish and bigger species, do not come closer than 5-10 metres, let them approach you. If you approach them, they might feel in danger and attack you as a defense mechanism. If approached, stay calm and enjoy the experience!⠀⠀ • ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ¿Cómo debo interactuar con una especie marina? ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ -La regla general es: no tocar nada. Algunos corales (como el coral de fuego) tienen células que cuando se tocan causan un sarpullido doloroso y una sensación de ardor. Cuando se trata de peces y especies más grandes, no te acerques a más de 5-10 metros de ellas, deja que se acerquen a ti. Si te acercas a ellos, pueden sentirse en peligro y atacarte como mecanismo de defensa. Si se te acercan, quédate tranquilo y disfruta de la experiencia! ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ • ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ Comment dois-je interagir avec une espèce marine ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -La règle générale est : ne toucher à rien. Certains coraux (comme le corail de feu) ont des cellules qui, lorsqu'elles sont touchées, provoquent une éruption douloureuse et une sensation de brûlure sur notre peau. Quand il s'agit de poissons et d'espèces de pkus grande taille, ne les approchez pas à moins de 5-10 mètres. Laissez-les plutôt s'approcher de vous. Si vous vous approchez d'eux, ils pourraient se sentir en danger et vous attaquer comme un mécanisme de défense. Si ils vous approchent, restez calme et profitez de l'expérience ! #marine #interaction #marineinteraction #conservation #dwarfminkewhale #interaccion #animalesmarinos #animauxmarins #interaction #conservationmarine #underwater #corals #firecoral #sharks #whales #corail #coraildefeu #coral #coraldefuego #biologiamarina #educacionmarina

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There is something very special when an animal seems as interested in you as you are in it ..... #dwarfminkewhale #greatbarrierreef #lizardisland #marinemammal

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look at us 😻 #dwarfminkewhale Played with us 🐋@naturalistecharters #ドワーフミンククジラ が目をパッチリ開けて私たちに興味津々😻 #whalewatching #ホエールウォッチング #ミンククジラ #minkewhale #machi24k #吉田真智

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look at us 😻 #dwarfminkewhale Played with us 🐋@naturalistecharters #ドワーフミンククジラ が目をパッチリ開けて私たちに興味津々😻 #whalewatching #ホエールウォッチング #ミンククジラ #minkewhale #machi24k #吉田真智

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You know the drill. Rainy day = dark drawings. Although, I'd really like to draw other things that aren't whales when this happens. Here are two very obscure species of cetaceans: the pygmy sperm whale and the dwarf minke whale (best baleen whale). Honestly both were tough to draw, but the minke whale was he most difficult, because of the weird wrinkles on their lower jaw (and that's why i don't draw mysticetes that often). I wish I had a lot to say about the pygmy sperm whale, but i don't know much about them. The dwarf minke is another story though. I can not tell you how much I love this species. Ever since I heard a recording of their vocalizations, I knew they would be my favorite baleen whale. I also love how smooth and dolphin-like they look, and their markings are absolutely beautiful. #pygmyspermwhale #spermwhale #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhale #toothedwhale #baleenwhale #whale #cetaceans #ocean #storm #stormyseas #digitalart #digitalpainting #procreateart #procreate #ipadart

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Daydreaming💙🐋 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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#thegreatbarrierreef : July to September is perhaps the peak season to encounter the dwarf minke whales as they frequent the Agincourt ribbon reefs ,though we were there 4 times last September ,we did not somehow sight the minkes. #thegreatbarrierreef #thegreatbarrierreefmarinepark #thegreatbarrierreefaustralia #dwarfminkewhale #portdouglas #cairns #thegreatbarrierreefdrive #scubapro #scubadivingmag #scubadiver #scubajunkies #scubadivers #scubaworld #scuba #scubadivinggreat #scubadivingtrip #scubadiving #scubalife #scubaaddict #scuba_diving #scubaphoto #diveaustralia #diveraustralia #diveraustraliafins

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Someday I’ll be part of your world🧜🏼‍♀️💙🐋 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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I would trade my feet for fins any day🧜🏼‍♀️💙🐋 #mermaidlife #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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In need of some vitamin sea🌊Feeling like a fish out of water lately💙🐋 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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Just some Dwarf Minke Whales on the Great Barrier Reef. #gopro #dwarfminkewhale #whale #greatbarrierreef

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Another minke to brighten up your Monday💙🐋 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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How to do the outer reef right: invite parents and friends, go the most pristine reef in Australia, see dolphins, invite whales as well, and add prosecco. Lots of prosecco. #prosecco #greatbarrierreef #dwarfminkewhale #spinnerdolphin #freediving #gopro #twintowerreef

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Swimming with Dwarf Minke Whales might just be one of the most magical things we have ever done... 🐋 Join Duane aboard @aroonaluxuryboatcharters this Saturday at 5.30pm!

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The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they’ve got up there🐋🧜🏻‍♀️ #underthesea #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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Whale, whale, whale...what do we have here? #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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Daily dose of minke💙🐋 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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What an incredible day. While on the lookout for their much larger cousins. We were treated to a very rare encounter with two Dwarf Minke Whales and a new species for me. Not much is known about this subspecies but what a sight. Blue water and beautiful whales. @whaledivetonga @robtorellidivingdownunder #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhale #beautiful #tonga #whaleswim #whale #bluewater #blue #newspecies

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What are you looking at? #cheeky #minke #sideeye #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef

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Knowing how hit and miss encounters with wild animals can be I tend to keep expectations low when in the field but day three into our expedition up the ribbon reefs we had our first taste of what was to come for the next two. Minkes, Minkes and more Minkes. Oh and a Humpback. I think we can safely say this trip was most certainly a hit. Cheers to @divers_den and all the crew for facilitating such an epic trip! @naturenun @lordhowefitness @sal_hock #minke #whale #diversden #liveaboard #oceanaddicts #funonthewater #oceandiving #sealifephotography #divemasterlife #paditravel #whalewatching #dwarfminkewhale #divingspot #divingislife #sailingadventure #boatdiving #fundive #isotta_underwater_housings #freediving #underwaterworld #oceananimals #uwpics #divinglife #discoverocean #uwpic #oceanlife #ausgeo #divermag #australianmuseum

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I don't think it gets any better than swimming next to a whale really... #dwarfminkewhale #gopro #freediving #greatbarrierreef #privatecharter

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🙌🏻🌎 🐋Happy Wednesday ! Look at this beautiful creature #Repost @whale_lover_us ・・・ Reposted from @seajewlz The dwarf minke whale season is over in The Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. It’s been an unbelievable season with such big numbers of whales and incredible behaviour. Big shout out to the researchers from The Minke Whale Project with, @suzhillcoat, Professor Birtles and Emily Daley who constantly provided great scientific interpretation of our encounters and so much laughter in the water. But special thanks goes out to my new friends who I spent hours of time with me in the water on the minke lines, @kellymacmedia, @rodneyvanderlaan, @hasanjanahi_sealife, @yousif.alawadhi @baderjanahi I hope your hours of being cold and patience paid off and you made some great images. Lastly the great company I work for @mikeballdive, who put up my obsession and eccentricities and constantly support my work. Warning: minkes get under your skin and into your soul and you can’t get enough and have to do it again and again. They are such incredible animals and so interactive. I am completely addicted to spending time with them. I still have yet to go through all the 1000’s of images I took during the season. It’s going to take a long time. But for now, I need a break from my computer. If you have yet to see a dwarf minke whale, this short video , from a few years ago, shows you how curious they can get. I have posted it before but it’s always great to see it again. I am looking forward to the 2020 season already. Sound recording many thanks to Jason Gedamke. . . . . . . . #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale

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Check out our new video https://youtu.be/sp4JeRrHOGU (clickable link in bio) where we visit the incredible Great Barrier Reef. The diving was amazing but the true highlight was swimming with these graceful Dwarf Minke Whales. #dwarfminkewhale #whale #scuba #scubadiving #diving #greatbarrierreef #mikeball @mikeballdive #minkewhale #travel #travelvlog #travelblogger #travelcouple #instagood #picofday #australia @australia

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Dwarf minke whale encounters are so unique. We wait for the whales to come to us and when they find us we hang onto lines at the back of the vessel, so then the whales control the encounter. They decide how close they want to come and how long they stay. I spent nearly 6 hours in the water with this amazing whale. She blasted me with bubbles many times and circled every one in the water for hours. Everyone in the water got starred at like this. These whales just demand attention. I can’t think of any where else in the world that a wildlife encounter can go on for so many hours and completely by choice of the animals. It’s normally us who end the encounter first. And when we leave, they will often follow us. I just can never get enough and never want it to end. . . . . . . #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whaleoff #whaleencounter #whale #whalewatching #underwaterphotography #underwaterworld #queensland #oceanx #sealegacy #thisisqueensland #paditv #spoilsportlive #oceans #canoncollective #greatbarrierreef #divephotoguide #wetpixel #blueplanet #parleytv #amazingwildlife #oceanlife #canon1dxmarkii #nauticamwacp #wacpnauticam #nauticam #queensland

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Lucky enough to see a Dwarf Minke whale. This one might have been around 5-6m long. Just an incredible sight 💯 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #scubadiving #scubadive #scuba #dive #underwater #diving #diveplus #sea #sealife #ocean #greatbarrierreef #coral #reef #fish #spiritoffreedomcairns #spiritoffreedom #ospreyreef #osprey #dwarfminkewhale #minke #whale #whales #ribbonreefs #ribbon #reefs

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Family♡ • Repost-> @seajewlz The dwarf minke whale season is over in The Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. It’s been an unbelievable season with such big numbers of whales and incredible behaviour. Big shout out to the researchers from The Minke Whale Project with, @suzhillcoat, Professor Birtles and Emily Daley who constantly provided great scientific interpretation of our encounters and so much laughter in the water. #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whaleoff #whaleencounter #whale #whalevideo #greatbarrierreef #divephotoguide #wetpixel #blueplanet #queensland #oceanx #sealegacy #thisisqueensland #paditv #spoilsportlive #bbcearth #oceans #amazinganimals #amazingwildlife

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#Repost CREDITS: @seajewlz • • • • • • The dwarf minke whale season is over in The Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. It’s been an unbelievable season with such big numbers of whales and incredible behaviour. Big shout out to the researchers from The Minke Whale Project with, @suzhillcoat, Professor Birtles and Emily Daley who constantly provided great scientific interpretation of our encounters and so much laughter in the water. But special thanks goes out to my new friends who I spent hours of time with me in the water on the minke lines, @kellymacmedia, @rodneyvanderlaan, @hasanjanahi_sealife, @yousif.alawadhi @baderjanahi I hope your hours of being cold and patience paid off and you made some great images. Lastly the great company I work for @mikeballdive, who put up my obsession and eccentricities and constantly support my work. Warning: minkes get under your skin and into your soul and you can’t get enough and have to do it again and again. They are such incredible animals and so interactive. I am completely addicted to spending time with them. I still have yet to go through all the 1000’s of images I took during the season. It’s going to take a long time. But for now, I need a break from my computer. If you have yet to see a dwarf minke whale, this short video , from a few years ago, shows you how curious they can get. I have posted it before but it’s always great to see it again. I am looking forward to the 2020 season already. Sound recording many thanks to Jason Gedamke. . . . . . . . #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whaleoff #whaleencounter #whale #whalevideo #greatbarrierreef #divephotoguide #wetpixel #blueplanet #queensland #oceanx #sealegacy #thisisqueensland #paditv #spoilsportlive #bbcearth #oceans #amazinganimals #amazingwildlife

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Reposted from @seajewlz The dwarf minke whale season is over in The Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. It’s been an unbelievable season with such big numbers of whales and incredible behaviour. Big shout out to the researchers from The Minke Whale Project with, @suzhillcoat, Professor Birtles and Emily Daley who constantly provided great scientific interpretation of our encounters and so much laughter in the water. But special thanks goes out to my new friends who I spent hours of time with me in the water on the minke lines, @kellymacmedia, @rodneyvanderlaan, @hasanjanahi_sealife, @yousif.alawadhi @baderjanahi I hope your hours of being cold and patience paid off and you made some great images. Lastly the great company I work for @mikeballdive, who put up my obsession and eccentricities and constantly support my work. Warning: minkes get under your skin and into your soul and you can’t get enough and have to do it again and again. They are such incredible animals and so interactive. I am completely addicted to spending time with them. I still have yet to go through all the 1000’s of images I took during the season. It’s going to take a long time. But for now, I need a break from my computer. If you have yet to see a dwarf minke whale, this short video , from a few years ago, shows you how curious they can get. I have posted it before but it’s always great to see it again. I am looking forward to the 2020 season already. Sound recording many thanks to Jason Gedamke. . . . . . . . #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whaleoff #whaleencounter #whale #whalevideo #greatbarrierreef #divephotoguide #wetpixel #blueplanet #queensland #oceanx #sealegacy #thisisqueensland #paditv #spoilsportlive #bbcearth #oceans #amazinganimals #amazingwildlife

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The dwarf minke whale season is over in The Far Northern Great Barrier Reef. It’s been an unbelievable season with such big numbers of whales and incredible behaviour. Big shout out to the researchers from The Minke Whale Project with, @suzhillcoat, Professor Birtles and Emily Daley who constantly provided great scientific interpretation of our encounters and so much laughter in the water. But special thanks goes out to my new friends who I spent hours of time with me in the water on the minke lines, @kellymacmedia, @rodneyvanderlaan, @hasanjanahi_sealife, @yousif.alawadhi @baderjanahi I hope your hours of being cold and patience paid off and you made some great images. Lastly the great company I work for @mikeballdive, who put up my obsession and eccentricities and constantly support my work. Warning: minkes get under your skin and into your soul and you can’t get enough and have to do it again and again. They are such incredible animals and so interactive. I am completely addicted to spending time with them. I still have yet to go through all the 1000’s of images I took during the season. It’s going to take a long time. But for now, I need a break from my computer. If you have yet to see a dwarf minke whale, this short video , from a few years ago, shows you how curious they can get. I have posted it before but it’s always great to see it again. I am looking forward to the 2020 season already. Sound recording many thanks to Jason Gedamke. . . . . . . . #minkewhale #dwarfminkewhale #whaleoff #whaleencounter #whale #whalevideo #greatbarrierreef #divephotoguide #wetpixel #blueplanet #queensland #oceanx #sealegacy #thisisqueensland #paditv #spoilsportlive #bbcearth #oceans #amazinganimals #amazingwildlife #whalewatching #saveourseas #nature

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Sorry can’t talk now I have a date with the minkes💙 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject

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So I’ve been a bit quiet this past week, that’s because I was on a special mission to find dwarf minke whales in @queensland - thankfully after 11 dives and three hours drifting on a line in rough seas - I found one then... while I was watching that one another popped up. Life changing. #whales #whalewatching #minkewhales #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #australia #greatbarrierreef #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #wanderwoman #onassignment

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Two more days🐋🐋🐋 #minkefever #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject

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Not long now before I’m back on the GBR with the Minkes🐋💙 #dwarfminkewhale #minkewhaleproject #greatbarrierreef #livingmybestlife

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I will always be addicted to whales and dolphins, a good addiction to have though 😉 • • • • • • • • • • • • • #dwarfminkewhale #mikeballdive #whalephotography #minkewhale #greatbarrierreef #explorequeensland #underwaterphotography #deepbluesea #divetrip #whale #liveaboardlife #oceanphotography #whalelover #whalesaustralia #saltysoul #stopwhaling #protectwhatyoulove #oceandreams #mondayblues

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#cairns #mikeball #minkewhales #minkey🐋 #scubadiving #oceanlover #greatbarrierreef #GBR #that’s why I was there for🐋 #amazzzzzzing #고래본여자 #고래밥아니쥬 #밍크고래 #dwarfminkewhale 🐋 #이맛에돈쓰는거아입니꽈 #바다에달러뿌리는다이버☠️

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A recent photo I took while volunteering as dive crew with @mikeballdive expeditions. As terrible as the weather was it was still an amazing trip and experience I won’t forget as we visited spectacular reefs but I was also extremely privileged to swim with these amazing animals; dwarf minke whales. Migrating through the Great Barrier Reef on the East coast of Australia during the cooler months, these animals are incredibly important for the Australian tourism industry, creating jobs and a better economy. Whales in general play an important part in our marine environment to keep a healthy balance as these filter-feeders contribute to the productivity of rich nutrients within the ocean that the world needs to survive. Who knew these amazing beings were so important for our Earth? Lets keep them alive shall we? This print will be made available soon to purchase. Preorders welcome at https://www.scubainstructoremiliephotography.com #dwarf #minke #whale #dwarfminkewhale #giant #beautiful #ocean #conservation #marineconservation #friendnotfood #stopwhaling #photography #print #art #underwaterphotography #girlsthatscuba #breathtaking #savetheocean @nikonaustralia #d7200 @natgeo @scubadivermagazine @paditv

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Loving this book !! Hard too miss how much #michelinejenner cares for and respects #whales ! #thesecretlifeofwhales is definitely not to be missed if you loves these gorgeous creatures 🐋 #dive #ocean #whales #padi #greatbarrierreef #reef #sea #seas #humpbackwhale #dwarfminkewhale #marinelife #gbr

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