Samana, Dominican Republic

"He is the most gamesome and light-hearted of all the whales, making more gay foam and white water than any other of them."
[—Herman Melville in Moby Dick]

Humpback whale

A year-old juvenile

Right by the boat


Before the deep dive

They come to the DR to reproduce

Winter in the Caribbean

Rest of the year in the north

The tail pattern is unique

Leaping out

Breathing out

2 whales per sq km (avg)

Cayo Levantado (more)

A resort on the island

Local beach (1, 2)

An island in Samana Bay

Samana (1, 2, 3)

Church in Samana

Locals at a bar (1, 2, 3)

Fishermen (1, 2)


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