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These images are short-listed for the 2014 ANZANG Nature Photographer of the year contest Animal Behaviour category.
HUMPBACK WHALE, MEGAPTERA NOVAEANGLIAE. Humpback whales migrate to Tonga every year to mate, give birth and nurse their calves. This mother whale is supporting her young baby close to the surface, possibly to help it breathe as it sleeps. Kingdom of Tonga. Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 16-35mm lens f2.8 L, 1/160, f/8, ISO 320, Nauticam. Vanessa Mignon, New South Wales
Photo credit: Vanessa Mignon