I took this photo Sunday Feb. 3rd from a Tour boat off Virginia Beach. It was a family trip on a very calm day, and we hung out with 2 Humpback whales for about 2 hours. They would dive out of sight for 3-4 minutes then resurface and blow. They would take in air for a minute or so, and dive again. Once in a while the tail flukes would show as one dove down. The patterns on humpback tails are as individual as fingerprints for humans!
Since they weren't breaching, the flukes and the spouting made for my best photos. A great family experience for all!
I hope you enjoy it,