Humpback Whales Film

Humpback Whales, set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

 

 

A mother humpback whale and her calf.

Copyright Brandon Cole

 

Marine biologists Dr. Jim Darling and Dr. Meagan Jones studying whale sounds off the coast

of Maui during a scene for Humpback Whales.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.

 

Director Greg MacGillivray films humpbacks with an IMAX® camera while on location in Maui.

He is accompanied by assistant cameraman Robert Walker (left) and marine biologist Dr. Jim Darling.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.

 

A group of humpback whales bubble-net feeding off the coast of Alaska.

This is the one of the most complex social behaviors of any marine mammal.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life.  Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.

 

An adult humpback whale breaches off the coast of Maui.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.

 

A mother humpback whale and her calf show their flukes off the coast of Maui.

Baby humpbacks emulate their mothers’ social behavior as they learn important survival skills.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Meghan MacGillivray.

 

Marine biologist Dr. Jim Darling observes a humpback whale from a research

vessel off the coast of Maui.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.

 

A boat used by NOAA to help track entangled whales for rescue.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.

 

A humpback whale off the coast of Tonga.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Cinematographer: Howard Hall.

 

A humpback whale in the waters of Tonga.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Michele Hall.

 

Two humpbacks swim gracefully in the waters of Tonga.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Cinematographer: Howard Hall.

 

Close-up of a humpback whale off the coast of Tonga.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Michele Hall.

 

A humpback whale breaches in Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Copyright John Hyde/Pacific Stock

 

Humpback whales typically travel in pods.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Cinematographer: Howard Hall.

 

Underwater cameraman Howard Hall filming humpbacks in Tonga.

MFF had special permits to film the whales, which are protected in this island nation.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Michele Hall.

 

Marine biologist Dr. Fred Sharpe studies humpback whales off the coast of Alaska.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Shaun MacGillivray.

 

A mother humpback whale and her calf surface off the coast of Maui.

Copyright 2014 MacGillivray Freeman Films and Pacific Life. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray.



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